A charity that gives homeless people a place to live and helps them work has opened its doors to Cherie Booth QC.
Cherie Booth visited Brighton's Emmaus second-hand superstore
The prime minister's wife was visiting Emmaus Brighton and Hove on Wednesday.
"It's not just about providing them with a roof over their head and a place to work. It's actually about allowing them to make a contribution," she said.
The visit was to mark the charity's 10th anniversary. Since 1997, Emmaus has helped about 300 people in Brighton who were sleeping rough.
Mrs Blair, a patron of the charity, was meeting residents and staff at the charity and visiting Emmaus' second-hand superstore, which sells donated furniture, electrical goods and bric-a-brac, and has a cafe and garden centre.
Emmaus Brighton and Hove is holding a birthday open day on 30 June.
The charity has branches across the UK, and former hostage Terry Waite, Emmaus UK president, was at Rochester Cathedral last month to launch a community in Medway.
It aims to give rough sleepers a home, work, and a family by placing homeless people in supportive communities, helping them to "rediscover dignity and self-worth".