Fixers is the public facing brand of the charity Public Service Broadcasting Trust whose mission is use mass media to get people help themselves and others.
Fixers are people who want to change things for the better. Many have been through difficult times, and have used that experience to campaign on issues that matter to them such as homelesses, abuse, drink and drug misuse, prejudice,
social welfare, employment, racism, health, mental health, disability and so on.
At the heart of Fixers is a Movement led by young people but where people of all ages and all backgrounds work together to benefit their local community and wider audiences. The focus is on commnity benefit and public service through the use of the media. Fixers has distinctive values of: public service, raising awareness and understanding of issues by disdvantaged people and communities; authentic voice - providing media platforms and supporting people to raise issues to a wider audience; a solution and ideas focused a approach based on personal experience and tangible outcomes.
We work uk-wide with regular content (made in-house) broadcast by ITV Regional News. Fixers is about 'Doing' not 'Giving cash' and our vision is that this will become a household name.
Fixers aims to:
- Challenge negative stereotypes and positively influence public opinion through the use of mass media.
- Enable young people to make a difference within their communities by creating innovative campaigns that address issues of their own choosing.
- Grow a Movement of people who are recognised for their 'can do' approach and who support social action not inly initiated from within the Movement but at the request of communities in need.
- Strengthen communities and enable them to overcome challenges through engaging in positive social action.
Established: November 1987
Registered Charity Number: 298643
Board members: 8
Full time staff: 58
Part time staff: 8
Phone number: 01962 810977
Address: Calpe House 7A St Thomas Street Winchester Hampshire SO23 9HEView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website