I feel that many employers write you off when they hear the word 'homeless'.
I have lived in care for most of my life and want to change this stereotyping that exists in the workplace by speaking to employers and changing their perceptions.
I really care about this because the feeling of being homeless is not a nice one, and it hurts even more when people don’t give you a chance.
It’s good to meet those who are as passionate about something as I am and I hope my project will dissipate the negative stereotypes that exist.
I am working with Fixers to make a film and encourage employers to think again about the thousands of people in the same position I am in.
The following Fixers helped me with my Fix:
Richard McCann, Motivational Speaker
Richard gave me advice about talking to employers and appeared on my broadcast item.
Ben Keegan, Roundabout - Local Youth Housing Charity
Ben supported my project by providing an interview for my broadcast item.
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Shak & Natasha