Golden Key hits the airwaves

Aileen Edwards, Second Step Chief Executive and Jason, from Investing in Futures (IF), took to the airwaves this week to talk about Golden Key’s work in Bristol. The pair were interviewed by BBC Radio Bristol’s Geoff Twentyman for his afternoon news round up programme.

Aileen talked about how Golden Key will meet the Big Lottery’s challenge, for the partnership to find new solutions for those furthest from services, by being ‘creatively disruptive’.

Jason described how IF are ensuring that lived experience remains at the heart of the Golden Key.

In the wake of the recent Decourcy House squat eviction in Bristol, Geoff was also keen to hear from Jason about his experience of being homeless. Jason explained that there are many complex reasons why people resort to living in a squat. Jason went on to emphasise that having somewhere safe to stay is a crucial first step of recovery and that only targeted, long-term programmes like Golden Key can achieve real change by supporting those likely to use squats so that they no longer need to.

The interview was featured on the Geoff Twentyman show on Tuesday (22/09/15) evening between 4-7pm. The show is available via iplayer and you can listen to it using this link: Aileen’s interview is 15 mins in and Jason’s is 1.21.30 in. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p031kzhx

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