The Brink ‘very proud’ to welcome government minister

Liverpool’s first dry bar The Brink has welcomed the Minister of State for Employment as part of his tour of the country.

Damian Hinds MP met with staff members yesterday (19 October) and saw first-hand the work being carried out at the venue to increase employment for vulnerable people across the region.

The Brink offers a range of recovery programmes including ‘The Brink of Change’, which helps individuals to prepare for their first steps towards long-term change.

This programme has seen 93 individuals move into recovery, some of which are now in employment, volunteering or in training.

Mr Hinds says: “I was delighted to visit The Brink today, meet some of their clients and hear first-hand about the centre’s work in helping people with very big challenges to turn their lives around.

“The Brink’s approach to encouraging, supporting and training is a shining example of a really inclusive approach, helping build a Britain that works for everyone.”

Carl Bell, general manager of The Brink, adds: “We are very proud to welcome Mr. Hinds to our venue, as part of his nationwide tour to discuss some of the challenges facing prospective employees and local employers.

“As part of our overall efforts to sustain long-term recovery and wellbeing, we place a high value on our employment strategy, which encourages vulnerable members of society who are in recovery to positively reintegrate into the community.”

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