I think there are some people that believe that everyone who’s on benefits doesn’t want to work. They just assume you’re lazy, when this really isn’t the case.
There can be the attitude that people on benefits should take any job, but I want a job that will make me feel valued and I found that even though I was willing to gain the necessary skills to achieve this, I was met with negativity.
I believe that young people deserve the chance to have some stability in life – jobs that last longer than a couple of weeks and roles that suit them.
With Fixers, I want to encourage others to be less judgemental of young people on benefits - instead supporting their aspirations.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix: