Working People, Working Places launch events


On Saturday 25th July, both BOOST (Burnt Oak Opportunities and Support Team) and The Living Room (Based on St. Raphael's Estate in Brent) hosted their official project launches.
Alison Cornelius, Deputy Mayor for Barnet, welcomed guests to the Burnt Oak Library, where the BOOST team is located, and then cut the cake with Paul Anderson-Walsh, Chair of Love Burnt Oak, the project community partner. All the partners were represented and mingled with a number of residents who joined in with the launch. Entertainment was provided by rappers, Sean and Myles.

The Living Room festivities took place inside and outside of the premises and the guests heard welcome speeches from Dawn Butler MP, and Cllr Roxanne Mashari, who is the lead member for employment. Entertainment was provided by St. Michael's Steel Band. Dawn Butler has agreed to host a surgery from The Living Room premises on 10th August.

Watch this space for news of success stories from both projects as this innovative programme starts to make a real difference to the lives of residents in Burnt Oak and St. Raphael's Estate.
For further information about Working People, Working Places, please contact Nicky Critchfield at WLA 0208 825 9956 or visit the Public Transformation Network News website here.
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