Whilst in Newcastle this week I took some time to go and meet the team at Avanta. Avanta are the people delivering the Government's new Work Programme in Newcastle and Northumberland to help those unemployed find work. It was really interesting to see how Government policy is working on the ground and to see the process for myself. I was genuinely impressed with Kaye and her team at the Newcastle Office - their enthusiasm for helping others into work is infectious. We all know that it's how these things are delivered at the grassroots that make the difference.
I look forward to working with them.