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Posted On: 10th Oct 2013

'Broke not Broken' on STV

One in five young people in Scotland live in poverty
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A powerful Fixers documentary, sharing the stories of young people from across Scotland who have been touched by poverty, was shown on STV on Thursday 10th October.


The half-hour Fixers film ‘Broke not Broken’ has been produced for this year’s STV Appeal.


The young people in the documentary share their personal stories of financial difficulty, explaining in their own words what their lives are like.


Of the 1.2 million children living in Scotland, roughly 220,000 live in poverty – that’s about 21% of all youngsters in the region.


The documentary shows some of the challenges facing these young people, covering issues like family breakdown, homelessness, drug addiction, unemployment, lacking adequate food and support, and living in low income households.


Reinforced by shocking statistics, the film reveals the real-life stories behind the facts and figures, and shows that all the young people have dreams for a better future.


Author: Nilou Shahvarani


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