‘I think sometimes teachers can have misconceptions about young people and think ‘they’re not going to listen so there’s no point trying to help them’ and that can make them lose confidence.
Sometimes parents also won’t encourage their children or put money into the things they want to do either, and they can spend their time being bored and not doing anything, which prevents them from opening themselves up to opportunities.
I've made a film with Fixers, which I hope shows young people that they can do whatever they want, regardless of where they come from.
If you keep trying you’ll get to where you want to be.
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.