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Sophie L

Sophie L

Name: Sophie Lejeune
Age: 21
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Sheffield
Campaign: Support for young parents

I feel there is still a stigma surrounding teenage pregnancy.  I have seen young parents I know struggle with feeling isolated, childcare and general parenting advice.

 

With the help of Fixers I want to make sure there is better provision of resources for young parents in the Shiregreen area of Sheffield.  They should be able to get access to the support they need, including advice on things like healthcare, welfare and employment or further training opportunities.

 

I want to give young mums a way to express how they think society sees them, perhaps by compiling a book of short stories, poems, photography and art. 

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:

 

Cheryl Howsham
Danielle Oldham
Karl Owen  

Sanctuary Housing

Sanctuary is the UK’s leading provider of care, housing and community services.

 

The not-for-profit organisation is backing my campaign and working in partnership with Fixers to help support young people across the country address the issues they want to fix.

 

With over 94,000 units of accommodation across England and Scotland, Sanctuary believe that building strong communities and inspiring people to make a real difference is as important as providing them with a home.

April 2014

Thanks to extra support from Sanctuary Housing, each of the 5000 properties in Shiregreen will be receiving a copy of my Fixers 'Young Parents Together' leaflet! The resource (click below to view) will be delivered with the quarterly newsletter ‘Shiregreen Neighbourhood Network’ starting this month.

 

November 2013

A local fun day that I hosted as part of my campaign  was featured in the Sheffield Star. Click here to read the full article.

 

September 2013

I attended the Fixers Road Savvy Forum in London.

 

It brought together Fixers, politicians, road safety experts and representatives from the emergency services.

 

Transport Minister Stephen Hammond and former footballer and TV presenter Gary Lineker were among those there.

 

Conclusions from the event are going to be presented to the Department for Transport in a ‘Fixers Green Paper’ as a contribution to the Government’s forthcoming Road Safety Green Paper.

 

I am learning to drive and think the use of mobile phones while driving needs to be tackled. I would like to see a device being built into phones, or an app, which would disable the phone while a car is moving.

 

Following my attendance at the Road Savvy Forum, I was featured in the Sheffield Star, you can read the article by clicking here.

 

I also featured in a regional Fixumentary to discuss road safety for young people in Yorkshire. Click here to watch the full video.

 

Click here to find out more about the Fixers Road Savvy Campaign.

 

Fixer Sophie Lejeune with former footballer and TV presenter

Gary Lineker at Fixers Road Savvy Forum

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