Stephen Gilbert MP's visit to Outpost
On Saturday 22nd October Outpost had a special visit from St Austell and Newquay MP Stephen Gilbert. Stephen chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and, being a gay man himself, he was particularly interested in the support we provide for people within the LGBT community.
A relaxed lunch held at the Civic Hall in the city centre enabled the Outpost team and the Outpost service users, both current and old, to speak to Stephen about how we work and what support we can provide.
He was especially interested in our young people, and listened intently as they explained to him their situations, and the steps they were taking to get their lives back on track.
After Stephen had spoken to everybody individually he stood up and thanked everyone for their hospitality on the day.
He gave a special thanks to one of our residents who showed him around her flat, saying it was much cleaner than his own!
He went on to say that he thought Outpost was an excellent project, and this could be the beginning of a long-term love affair with our team.
More photo's of the visit are available to view here.