As part of the Cabinet Office initiative ‘Step Up to Serve’, which is spearheaded by HRH the Prince of Wales, Fixers is working in partnership with the Youth Social Action Fund (YSAF) to offer the Fixer experience specifically to young people aged between 16 and 20 in Birmingham and parts of Kent.
Pent Valley Technology College Ian Norman and the team at Pent Valley Technology College have given me their backing. They helped me to organise a focus group as part of my project.
Valley FM Nicolette Bassain from Valley FM, the radio station at Pent Valley Technology College, has supported my Fix. I was able to record both my podcast and part of my broadcast film in their studios.
Shepway District Council The team at Shepway District Council have supported my project. Councillor Jenny Hollingsbee, Cabinet Member for Communities, agreed to be a panellist on my radio show and podcast. The discussion was filmed to feature in my broadcast piece. Michele McManus, Crime Reduction Officer at the council, also offered her support. She suggested Councillor Hollingsbee for the panel.
Julie Larner, Community Engagement Consultant Julie has supported my Fix. As a panel member contributing to my radio show and podcast, she offered her views on my Fixers project. She also agreed to appear in my broadcast film.
Milan Dvorsky, Psychotherapist Milan has also supported my project. As well as sitting on the panel for my radio show and podcast, he agreed to feature in my TV broadcast.
With Fixers, I’ve helped create a podcast to celebrate relationships between people of different backgrounds. Press play below to listen.
October 2014 I recorded my podcast in the studio at Valley FM. I was joined by a panel of experts - Julie Larner, Community Engagement Consultant, Milan Dvorsky, Psychotherapist, and Councillor Jenny Hollingsbee – who participated in a discussion about cultural differences in relationships.
Fixer Veronica (R) in the Valley FM studio with the panel