Here’s the story of my work and learning so far.
In 2013, after graduating from Oxford with a degree in Art History, I was itching to get my hands dirty. Following a stint working for a theatre company in Paris, I enrolled on Year Here, a 9-month fellowship in social innovation.
The premise of Year Here is that you can’t create meaningful social change from an ivory tower. Instead, you need to work with and empower people to create their own solutions.
During the programme, I worked frontline in a 115-bed hostel for homeless 16-22 year olds in Lambeth. There, I witnessed first-hand many of the traps created by poor policymaking and service design, traps that drag young people into a vicious cycle of homelessness.