THE confidence of former homeless young people has been boosted through an innovative filming project showcasing their talents.
Wrexham Council has provided £250 so The Collective, students from Glyndwr University’s media department, could create a professional DVD celebrating the talents and achievements of residents from supported living projects for former homeless young people, managed by Clwyd Alyn Housing Association.
Ade Harvey, life skills co-ordinator for Clwyd Alyn, said: “The council funding meant we could commission The Collective to come and film at our annual ResFest event over the summer.
“One of our residents, Jake Gray, worked with The Collective team as a filming assistant on the day, providing him with excellent work experience at the same time as creating something that will be of great benefit to all the residents involved.”
Louise Blackwell, community development officer for Clwyd Alyn, thanked the council for its support: “The funds enabled us to commission the University students on a professional piece of work which will support their studies, at the same time as providing an invaluable memento of the day for the residents involved,” she said.
A copy of the DVD, which is currently being edited, will be distributed to each of the young people involved to support their record of achievement.
It will also be used to inspire and encourage new residents coming to live at the supported living schemes in the year ahead.