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Coping with financial pressures (drama)

Duration: 08:13

Julie has always seemed a sober and conscientious girl, so stealing a scrunchy from an accessories shop is out of character. We learn that there is no money at home, that relationships are strained because of it, and that she feels too vulnerable to speak about it at school - even to her close friend Shanice. But Julie is fiercely independent and she finds herself a part-time job. Coming home one day she walks in on her mum and dad arguing about money. Should she give her earnings to her parents to help out?

The story explores the day to day impact of poverty from a young person’s perspective, the strains it places on the family, how it can be a stigma for young people at school, the fear of bullying because of it, how it can affect a young person emotionally and how they might be supported at school.

Available since: Thu 31 May 2012

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L8R Youngers L8R Youngers 3

Continues the stories of Joe, Julie and Shanice as they negotiate adolescence.

First broadcast: 07 May 2013

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