A government minister has seen the benefits of a West Norfolk volunteering programme for himself.
Care minister, and North Norfolk MP, Norman Lamb visited Lynn yesterday to find out more about the Time Credits programme, which gives participants free times using borough council facilities and services in return for voluntary work in the community.
Mr Lamb, pictured above right with volunteers Rick Doran and Marie Connell, visited the community coffee bar at the borough council offices in Chapel Street, which is run by people with learning disabilities, and the Purfleet Trust, to see how the scheme works.
Since it was launched two years ago, more than 1,200 people have taken part in the programme.
David Russell, head of health and social care for Spice, who worked with the West Norfolk Partnership to develop the scheme, said: “We are delighted to welcome Norman Lamb to visit and meet participants in this trailblazing programme.” MLNF14AF05951