Six passionate University of Bath students are using their platform for good by launching a Podcast Series on Spotify that aims to raise awareness on homelessness and help shed light on the incredible support provided by Julian House, a homeless charity focused in Bath. Through the sessions broadcasted, the students hope that the awareness spread through their podcast will reach a wider audience, thus positively influencing the views, beliefs and responses of the community towards those experiencing homelessness.
Hosted by bright, fun-loving students Samuel Vernon and George Wilbraham, the series will have four episodes in total and will go on for around 20 minutes each week starting Monday, November 2nd 2020 at 11am.
By having guest speakers, engaging in meaningful discussions and sharing real-life journeys and experiences – the students hope that they will be able to engage with their audience while gaining additional support from the wider community in terms of volunteering, fundraising and donations that could be beneficial for Julian House to further fund their services.
On the 9th of November 2020, Jessica Gay, Senior Community and Events Fundraiser from Julian House will explain the issues around homelessness and the long-term solutions and support to tackle it.
Additionally, on the 16th of November 2020, ‘Bath Voices Podcast’ will feature an episode with Chris Stewart, the Managing Director of Minding Minds who has been through the services provided by Julian House.
Chris Stewart, the Managing Director of Minding Mind says,
“I hope my story will help others understand that the homeless aren’t untalented wasters.”
Throughout the session, the hosts will uncover the struggles he faced, his success story and have thought-provoking discussions on the common misconceptions and stigmas faced by people experiencing homelessness.