Young People in Llanelli selected to deliver ‘Loserville’ initiative
Young people from our Llety Llanelli Foyer have been selected by the Welsh Government to deliver sessions highlighting the problems associated with youth homelessness.
After initial training, teams of young people and support staff will visit peers in schools, colleges and training places across the county of Carmarthenshire. They will deliver the government sponsored ‘Loserville’ film and debating the issues it raises
For the young people from the Foyer, the sessions will lead to an OCN accreditation in Peer Mentoring.
Loserville was produced for the Welsh Government by the Newport Film School and is based on the real life stories of young people from across Wales. It’s a gritty and realistic account of the problems they face when they lose their home.
Foyer House representative Summar Ackery said: “Many of the issues Loserville tackles, like homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse and teenage pregnancy are things many of us who are a bit older can relate to. If we can help others by warning and advising them of the dangers and pitfalls faced by vulnerable young people then the Loserville project will have been worthwhile.
“The aim of the Loserville initiative is to raise awareness of youth homelessness whilst providing information of local agencies available within the community to support young people should they find themselves in a similar situation”.