23 December 2016

Council disabilities team helps homeless

Homeless people in Brighton & Hove are to benefit from a gift of warm clothing from ableandwilling, the council’s supported employer for people with a variety of disabilities.

The Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Peter West, accepted the gift from screen print specialist Elaine Stronach, who has learnt her trade at ableandwilling.

The Mayor said: “The support ableandwilling gives its staff is astounding. It is an enterprise that the council can be very proud to support.”

The clothing is being donated to the charity UK Homes 4 Heroes Pride & Passion, which help homeless soldiers in Brighton & Hove and across the UK.

The manager of ableandwilling, Steve Halliday, said: “The clothes are a mix of garments we have used to set-up printing jobs and old samples.

“It’s nice to be able to reach out to our wider community in this way.

“As a supported employer, we are well aware of some of the challenges homeless people face.”

Ableandwilling offers embroidery, assembly and printing services and provides garments for a wide range of businesses and organisations, including the council. 

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