I visited Poole High School along with fellow Fixers Laura Whelam and Jade Clement to give a presentation to around 30 pupils.
We each spoke about our projects and showed our Fixers films, receiving positive feedback.
Jill Kennedy, Assistant Head of Enrichment and Extended Learning at the school, said:
‘This is what our students needed to hear and how better it coming from young people who have gone through these issues themselves.
‘Becky made it clear what young carers have to do – and the fact that you can be a carer from as young as 5 years shocked our students.’
Fixer Becky Hammerton shows her film to students at Poole High School
Our Fixers film has been very well received. Here is what two young people who saw our campaign had to say:
'It's about time people know. And this is a part of me that barely anyone knows.'
'I'm a young carer too and this video hit hard seeing people that I can relate to. This video really does state what we do regularly which people take for granted.'
I met my MP, Christopher Chope, on 20th December. He wrote to me afterwards to say he is looking forward to hearing about the next stage of my campaign.
He’s pledged to make enquiries about my ineligibility for a carer’s allowance. He’s also written to the Chief Executive of the County Council about the young carers group that I’m a member of – Dorset Young Carers.
As well as the above, this project has had such a positive impact. It's given me something to focus on and has given me motivation to think about where I want to go in life and how to get there. Fixers has been a really fantastic thing for me.