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Alisha Mitchell

Alisha Mitchell

Name: Alisha Mitchell
Age: 21
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Forest Hill, London
Campaign: To show the impact gang crime has on families

I knew someone who got involved in a gang when they were 11. It all began when he started secondary school.


He went from being the oldest to the youngest in school and I think that made him vulnerable and easy to manipulate. 


He managed to get out of the gang and he's doing a lot better now, but there are still families in that situation. 


I saw how much it hurt his family so I made a film with Fixers to make people aware of this.


Whenever anyone thinks about gangs they think of how the person directly involved is affected, but their friends and family members really suffer too. 


I want to share the film in primary schools and I hope it helps young people with the transition to secondary school and shows them that they don't have to be forced into gang crime. 



For over 50 years, L&Q has been driven by its mission to create places where people want to live.  A leading housing association, it owns or manages more than 71,000 homes across London and the South East - making it one of the largest residential landlords in the capital.  L&Q invests in people and the communities it serves and over the coming year, through the L&Q Foundation, it will invest £7 million on community initiatives, helping residents improve their life chances.


L&Q is working in partnership with Fixers because we recognise the positive contribution that our young residents can and do make to their communities, and we are keen to give them the right support to do this. To see the Fixer projects we have funded to date please click on the links provided. 


“Fixers is an exciting opportunity to empower young people  to make positive changes, within their communities and raise awareness of issues that affect L&Q’s young residents.” Paul Nehra, L&Q’s Community Investment Manager.



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