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Salcare Supporting former Leaderflush Employees

Politicians come to see the work

Heanor based charity Salcare has been stepping in to help those who have lost their jobs recently from door manufacturer Leaderflush Shapland at nearby Langley Mill.

The centre, in Ray Street, which describes itself as a ‘one-stop-shop’ providing support for people in need, has been busy doing all that’s possible for those affected by the redundancies. Local churches are involved with the running of the project. Demand for their food bank has increased as families with nowhere else to turn came looking for help.

As a result, its work came to the attention of politicians recently, including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn MP and Derbyshire County Councillor Anne Western, who both visited the centre on 11th February. They discussed the situation with the Salcare team as part of a tour of the area investigating the impact of the door manufacturer’s closure.

Contact Salcare on 01773 764562 or visit www.salcare.org.uk.

 

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From Derbyshire Church, Issue 171
The Salcare team and politicians discuss the situation regarding the Leaderflush closure
The Salcare team and politicians discuss the situation regarding the Leaderflush closure
(Source: David Howe)

Rev David Howe (chair of Salcare and local Baptist minister) talks to Jeremy Corbyn MP
Rev David Howe (chair of Salcare and local Baptist minister) talks to Jeremy Corbyn MP