Social enterprise ,P3, based in Cotmanhay Road, was visited by Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, on Friday.
The minister met with staff and clients of P3, which provided vital and innovative services to socially excluded people.
Mr Maude said: “We spoke to some of those working in this charity as well as a couple of the young people they are supporting. Social enterprises like P3 are a great example of how much people can do with each other, for each other, in their communities and for their communities.
“At the next general election the country faces a clear choice between competence and chaos. We need to stick to our long-term economic plan to create more jobs.”