Green Party Leader in Framework Visit
Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett visited staff and service users at Framework in Nottingham on Monday.
Ms Bennett, who became leader of the party on 2012, arrived at the London Road hostel in for people in emergency housing need including those who have been sleeping rough. She then moved on to the charity’s Crisis Service in Friar Lane, where she learned of the work being done to prevent homelessness.
Framework’s Chief Executive Andrew Redfern said:
“I was delighted to welcome Natalie today and to introduce her to some of our service users. As we discussed much of our work has greatly undermined by changes in policy and funding arrangements over recent years. We were grateful for the opportunity to discuss the consequences of these decisions with the leader of a national political party. I sincerely hope that homelessness and the associated issues such as mental health, alcohol and substance misuse will have a high profile among voters and candidates at next year’s General Election.”
Ms. Bennett concluded her visit with a briefing on Opportunity Nottingham, a new initiative to provide personalised support for people with multiple and complex needs, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
*Picture shows Framework Operations Director Michael Leng, Framework Chief Executive Andrew Redfern, Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett, Rushcliffe Borough Councillor Richard Mallender, Antonia Zenkevitch, Green Party Candidate for Nottingham East.