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Depaul UK tells tales of youth homelessness via Spotify playlists

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With help from Spotify, Fb and Sony Music, the nationwide youth homelessness charity, Depaul UK is utilizing the facility of playlists to inform unheard tales of youth homelessness.

In a rustic the place luxurious flats stand empty, it’s estimated that there are 80,000 homeless youths desperately dwelling on the road. But, many individuals do not realize the extent of this road homelessness.

Partnering with Publicis London, Depaul UK goals to lift consciousness of younger folks experiencing homelessness through the use of Spotify playlists to inform their tales.

‘Playlists Towards Homelessness’ targets the 16-to-25 age group to reframe how they see homelessness and to interrupt down stereotypes that usually trigger folks to guage unlucky people earlier than realizing their full story.

The tales of 5 youths who’ve confronted homelessness are instructed in a private manner via the titles of the songs in every particular person’s Spotify playlist.

Fatos was one of many 80,000 younger folks homeless within the UK till she obtained the help she wanted.

Her playlist reads: “Dwelling in London/ Going to College/ Till/ All Goes Incorrect/ Injustice/ Threats/ Again Dwelling/ I Turned/ Stranger In My Dwelling City/ Underneath Stress/ Hold Asking Myself/ Ought to I Keep or Ought to I Go/ Trying For/ Asylum/ No Household/ No Pals/ Utterly/ Alone/ Unable To/ Get a Job/ Go Again To College/ Discover a Place To Be Secure/ Misplaced/ In This World/ Mad World/ The Reality Is/ You By no means Know/ How or Why/ You will Discover/ Homeless/ Lastly/ I Discovered Hope/ and/ Assist!/ Now I Can Really feel/ Human/ Once more/ Hopefully/ My Pal/ I Will Be/ A Good Movie Maker/ Sometime.”

The ultimate “monitor” on the playlist, permits the listener to listen to immediately from the person, giving distinctive perception into their untold story and the numerous circumstances that may result in somebody not having a house.

Mike Thiedke, Depaul UK’s chief govt officer mentioned: “Each expertise of homelessness is exclusive, and the range of playlists demonstrates this. By way of Spotify, we hope to interrupt via the noise and attain listeners immediately in order that they’ll perceive what folks like … Fatos have skilled.

“We’re very grateful for the help we’ve got acquired from Spotify, Fb, Tom Grennan and Sony. And our companion Publicis London’s creativity and enthusiasm have made this venture a actuality. Working with such thrilling corporations ensures we’re capable of amplify our voice and lift consciousness of this vital challenge.”

Dave Monk, Publicis London govt artistic director, mentioned: ‘We’ve all been responsible of switching our noise-canceling mode ‘on’ on the subject of the problem of youth homelessness. What higher solution to get folks to hear than through the use of the world’s best voices to assist inform these unheard tales.”


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