Minister praises Newport estate project

South Wales Argus: VISIT: Wales office minister Baroness Jenny Randerson with Duffryn residents along with community development officer Bob Barry, far left and livelihood worker Claudine Roberts, far right VISIT: Wales office minister Baroness Jenny Randerson with Duffryn residents along with community development officer Bob Barry, far left and livelihood worker Claudine Roberts, far right

A PROJECT that is helping change lives on a Newport estate was praised by a UK government minister.

Wales office minister Baroness Randerson visited the Sustainable Livelihoods initiative, run by Oxfam and Duffryn Community Link (DCL).

The scheme supports people on the estate by encouraging them to regain control of their lives, be they financial issues or personal problems.

Courses are run on everything from craft making and decorating, to schemes dealing with relaxation, personal health and even in helping to host a show on Newport City Radio.

Baroness Randerson said: “This visit has enabled me to see first hand the valuable work both Oxfam and Duffryn Community Link are doing for the local community in Newport, ensuring families are accessing all the services, support and resources available to them.

“Community projects like Duffryn Community Link have a critical, but also very challenging role in these difficult economic times.”

Bob Barry of DCL said the meeting gave the link the opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness of the initiative.

The scheme is funded by Communities First, Oxfam and the Big Lottery Fund.

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8:27am Tue 29 Jan 13

sword of truth says...

Come on Argus, lighten up. Life is already too dour and gloomy for most of us right now. Why not allow comments to the following Policewoman story?
Come on Argus, lighten up. Life is already too dour and gloomy for most of us right now. Why not allow comments to the following Policewoman story? sword of truth

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