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Posted On: 14th Dec 2012

'Gizza Chance' on ITV Yorkshire

'Gizza Chance' on ITV Yorkshire
'Gizza Chance' on ITV Yorkshire
'Gizza Chance' on ITV Yorkshire

Myles Jackson, 21, from Sheffield, was 16 when he moved into a semi-independent flat, but after the local council stopped its funding two-years later, he was officially made homeless.

 

At the temporary hostel he is now living, Myles has experienced bullying and finds it very challenging.

 

“As soon as employers hear the words ‘homeless’ or ‘lived in care’ they generally write you off," he said.

 

“I want to change this stereotyping that exists in the workplace by speaking to employers and changing their perceptions.

 

“I really care about this stuff because I know what it feels like to be homeless, people just need a chance.

 

“Without the help from Fixers I wouldn’t have been able to do what I’m doing so quickly. They’ve really been amazing, nobody would have taken me seriously without their help.

 

“It’s good to meet people who are as passionate about something as I am and I hope my project will dissipate the stereotypes about young homeless people and those in care.”

 

Myles intends to make a film raising awareness around the issue while addressing employers about the thousands of people in the same position he is.

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