Hollywood Homeless is a music and photography project initiated by USL, designed specifically to work with the homeless community of Liverpool.The aim of the project is to engage with 30 people, increasing their self esteem, confidence, motivation and develop transferable skills.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 September 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 March 2012
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1101698)
Homeless communities are dis-engaged and view themselves as excluded from society. The specific needs of homeless people have been identified as: distraction, and relief from drugs and alcohol problems, increasing confidence and self esteem, challenging negative stereotypes, developing transferable skills, finding methods of re-engaging with society on a wider scale (e.g: looking for work, enrolling in education classes and courses, volunteering).
Hollywood Homeless will provide training in the use of cameras(editing, technology, display and exhibition) and an introduction to music skills (performance, ensemble and improvisational). Both elements of the project will assist participants in developing confidence, self esteem, team work and co-operation, ICT skills, event planning and management skills. Interaction with such activities allows participants to make a positive change to their own lives and the society to which they live in.
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