Pat McFadden MP hosted his annual Fairtrade coffee morning celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight at St John’s Methodist Church with Wolverhampton Fair Traid and Revolver Cooperative. This year the campaign is focusing on the importance of cocoa farmers receiving a living income for the crops they grow.
He regularly hold coffee mornings and afternoons throughout the constituency in order to be available to local residents and help with a wide range of issues you might wish to raise. A couple of people that came wanted to discuss the Labour leadership contest and the direction of the party!
Pat McFadden MP was shown around the Good Shepherd’s new premises on Waterloo Road on Friday afternoon by Tom Hayden, their Head of Operations. The new multi-agency hub approach allows a wide range of services to be available to some of the most vulnerable people in the city. As well as continuing to provide food in a communal dinner hall setting, health housing and counselling services will be available under one roof. The Good Shepherd has also linked up with Enterprise Homes to provide twenty night shelter places at the same building.
It’s important to not only provide immediate support to people that are in desperate need of food or shelter but also to address the underlying reasons why someone is rough sleeping. The new hub approach with multiple services available on the same premises goes a long way towards this. Pat McFadden was also impressed by the ambition of the Good Shepherd to use the potential of the building to generate rental income that will help them sustain the good works they do.