People of different generations don’t always understand each other.
Younger people can be perceived as troublemakers, and stereotypes can be attached to older members of the community too.
With Fixers, my team and I want to help bridge the gap between young and old, by bringing people together to share stories and experiences.
I think things could be improved if we all took the time to speak to each other, even if it’s no more than a simple “hello” in the street.
These small gestures of kindness help to put good feeling back into the community, and this makes it a happier place to be.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:
Powys Youth Service
Jess Metcalf, a Youth Worker at Powys Youth Service, has supported our project. She’s helped us with our research, offered us space for our Fixers meetings, and has provided encouragement throughout.
Llandrindod Wells Youth Club
The team at the youth club supported our Fix by offering us a place to meet. Katie Cleaves, Lead Youth Worker, also provided assistance while we were filming our broadcast piece. Councillor Adrian Jones, Mayor, Builth Wells The local Mayor has supported our Fixers project. He agreed to be interviewed to appear in our broadcast film.
Caer Beris Manor Hotel
Thank you to Peter Catherine and the team for allowing us to film at their location and providing refreshments during the broadcast piece.
Ysgol Uwchradd Llanfair-ym-Muallt Builth Wells High School
The students from this school kindly appeared in my broadcast to take part in an improvisational drama workshop.
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.