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Duke of Cambridge's visit to St. Basils

John Short, Chief Executive, had the opportunity to meet with the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, when he visited St. Basils on November 29, 2013.

St Basils is a charity which works with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, helping over 5000 young people per year across Birmingham, Solihull and Worcestershire.

Prince William spent a lot of his time on his visit meeting and talking with the young people at the St. Basils centre in Small Heath.

John Short attended the event as the representative of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, which works in partnership with St Basils on a number of projects.

John said “As a Trust we have made a commitment to St Basils to end youth homelessness.”

“Prince William has expressed a keen interest in the needs of homeless people and after talking with him, it’s clear he has a real commitment to and understanding of the mental health needs that some young people have as well.”