Ill Manors Life for Young People in Firs & Bromford Ill Manors “We’ve had it with you politicians you bloody rich kids never listen There’s no such thing as broken Britain We’re just bloody broke in Britain What needs fixing is the system Not shop windows down in Brixton Riots on the television You can’t put us all in prison!” Plan B C.H.A.V. Council Housed And Violent BROMFORD ESTATE • Council Estate in East Birmingham • High Levels of Unemployment & Low Educational Achievement • High numbers of N.E.E.T. Young People • Fair share of problems with Drugs, Crime, ASB & Mental Health • Broken Britain or Big Society Bromford Estate • Daily Mail January 2011 • “7th Most workshy estate in Britain” • “Home of the workshy” • Stats Don’t lie?? • What is the story behind the stat’s and the headlines? Bromford Estate • Culture & Society • Family • Young People’s Aspirations Society & Culture • Kids have Little or No respect for authority • Police, Teachers, Politicians etc. • Feel ignored & isolated & Uncared for • So young people don’t listen • Turn to hip-hop & Grime music • Romanticises Violence & Crime, possessions & Power by fear • What do young people value? Family • Broken Families • Dysfunctional Families • Single parents, drugs & alcohol abuse • Children raised to believe they cannot achieve anything or do anything with life • Not shown any encouragement or motivation • Family is important & Valued? Aspirations • Don’t want to work hard • Don’t want to achieve or work or contribute • I have never met a young person who doesn’t want success, a job, a good life • Young People don’t know what it is to achieve • Role models & examples • Celebrating success & valuing achievement Final Words • "There is demonisation of youth throughout the media. People fall for it. If you had no direct contact with the kids how can you judge them?“ • "How did we get to a society that cares more about shops and businesses than lives of young people.“ • "You've got kids that do not feel part of society & they start rioting & looting. Taking things society says are the most important things.“ • "Find out what these kids are good at, what they care about, what they like, and draw it out of them” because it will change lives."