Jack Jackson has praised Blacon community group Here and Now, saying they "set a great example of what communities can achieve."
Here and Now is a Blacon-based social enterprise set up to fill a gap in the community. Three times a week, they provide social groups for older people who may be socially isolated. Many of the people Jack spoke to said the groups had helped them grow new friendships and take up craft activities.
After meeting with one of the groups, Jack said:
"It was fantastic to visit the Here and Now Group in Blacon today and see for myself the wonderful and important work they do in the community. Their groups for older people, which take place three times a week, provide superb friendship, social and craft activities and help tackle the isolation many feel.
"Karen and her team have set a great example of what communities can achieve when visionary, community-spirited people bring others together. Thanks very much to Karen for inviting me and everybody who made the visit so enjoyable."