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Claire

Claire

Name: Claire Rogers
Age: 25
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Neath, South Wales
Campaign: To show that homeless doesn’t mean hopeless

I became homeless at the age of 20 and spent the next few years of my life sofa-surfing.

This was a particularly low point for me. I had no self-esteem and, at times, felt like I didn’t want to go on.

Then I started training with Street Football Wales and this really helped improve my confidence.

I was even chosen to captain the Welsh women’s team at the Homeless World Cup!

With Fixers, I want to show that young people have potential. It shouldn’t be presumed that just because a person is homeless, they are hopeless.

 

I also want to highlight the benefits of football to others like me. It can give you focus and help you meet new people.

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

 

Carl Griffin Sean Roberts
David John Bethan Clayton
Clare Vaughan Sam Elphick

Street Football Wales
The team at Street Football Wales support my project. I first met coach Paul Scarfi 4 years ago and he agreed to be interviewed for my broadcast piece.

 

Swansea Young Single Homeless Project

SYSHP are supporting my Fix. Liz Slade, their Director, also features in my TV story.

July 2014

A story about my Fixers campaign was featured in the Daily Mail Online.

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Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.

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