The Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable described a homelessness charity as ‘inspiring’.

The leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable visited the Emmaus Hertfordshire site in St Albans on April 16 to learn about the work they do to help people rebuild their lives after homelessness.

Parliamentary candidate for St Albans Daisy Cooper, Cllr Chris White and Welwyn Hatfield’s Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate Barbara Gibson also attended.

Mr Cable said: “The inspiring homelessness charity Emmaus Hertfordshire provides people with new skills and supports them in creating new lives.

“The St Albans Liberal Democrats support providing those who have experienced homelessness with the skills to move on but finding affordable housing is hard and that is why it is a priority for Lib Dems.”

Mr Cable also met with Emmaus residents to learn about their work in the charity’s workshop where they upcycle donated items to be sold in the charity’s shops.

Chief executive at Emmaus Hertfordshire John Chesters said: “Our discussions with Sir Vince, Daisy, Barbara and Chris showed they are keen to help us do even more and we look forward to following up on this with them all.”

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