I stood as a general election candidate for the Green Party in 2015, and when I spoke at hustings I noticed that there weren’t many young people involved, and that there were some who didn’t know about different political parties and how they could influence policies.
As much as they cared about the issues at hand, they didn’t feel enabled enough to do something about them. I made the film with Fixers because I wanted to empower young people.
We are constantly engaged in politics but I think some young people don’t realise the role they play.
I want to show them that you don’t have to work in politics to influence policies, you just need to find what you’re passionate about and create change.
For over 50 years, L&Q has been driven by its mission to create places where people want to live. A leading housing association, it owns or manages more than 71,000 homes across London and the South East - making it one of the largest residential landlords in the capital. L&Q invests in people and the communities it serves and over the coming year, through the L&Q Foundation, it will invest £7 million on community initiatives, helping residents improve their life chances.
L&Q is working in partnership with Fixers because we recognise the positive contribution that our young residents can and do make to their communities, and we are keen to give them the right support to do this. To see the Fixer projects we have funded to date please click on the links provided.
“Fixers is an exciting opportunity to empower young people to make positive changes, within their communities and raise awareness of issues that affect L&Q’s young residents.” Paul Nehra, L&Q’s Community Investment Manager.