Homelessness is a huge issue and I wanted to do something about it because I have seen how it can affect people.
I had an uncle who was living on the streets before he died. I would see him and not understand why he was there.
Also, if it wasn’t for my family and friends, I could have been homeless myself after a relationship broke down. I was sofa surfing for a while and the experience really opened my eyes to the issue.
With Fixers, my team and I helped to organise an event about homelessness at the Lewington Centre on 16th April.
It was called ‘I have a Voice’ and it featured speakers, musicians and poetry performers as well as a talk from the MP for Lewisham Deptford, Vicky Foxcroft, Church Housing Trust and L&Q housing association.
I would like to thank all of the performers and speakers at the event and those who shared their stories.
I hope this project is the start of more work around the issue of homelessness in the future.
It’s time we made change for the better.