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"They feel so disenfranchised from the system, from the government, from the status quo, what's in it for them? They've not seen the benefits for the common person, I can't remember any positive changes so I'm not surprised people aren't interested."
"As long as I go to the grave respected I’ll die a happy man, passing on knowledge to the youngers and giving them the uplift is a blessing. I got that from my uncle Jason and when his time to go came his turnout was phenomenal, people couldn’t get into the church, that kind of thing inspired me, he didn’t have a lot but people respected him"
‘’They don’t see me on an evening when I’m struggling and I’m tired and have been up all night with my kids, when they’re teething and then I’ve got to get up in the morning and into the routine and do the breakfast and i’ve got no energy and I don’t have anyone to pass the responsibility onto. If you don’t have a strong support system it’s dangerous because people are afraid to say they’re struggling, they’re afraid society won’t accept them because they’re not being the perfect normal parent, well that is normal.’’
Eugene - 18
"One of the bad things about round here in terms of events there’s not a lot, people always find things to do and there are opportunities to make things happen if you want it though, where as in London or somewhere you get given certain things, it’s a great landscape though isn’t it, we just do stuff ourselves.
I’ll miss the fact it’s one of the biggest towns, it’s all about the green spaces. In the south people tend to try get on with things by themselves more so than in the north, in the north I think people are quite good at having a community spirit. As I’ve come up and got older it’s who I can get on with and agree with on most things, who inspire me and I inspire them."