The UK’s first radio station run by homeless people will begin broadcasting today to give homeless people a sustained voice on the airwaves.
Billing themselves as the ‘art school for homeless’, organisers Accumulate will kick off the station, Sound Judgement, with a series of six weekly podcasts discussing a range of topics from mental health to education.
The first podcast, which is available now, sees London youngsters discussing whether they became homeless because of choices they made or if it was by chance.
???? We are so proud to today launch the UK’s first online radio station for the homeless #SOUNDJUDGEMENT ????
Listen & subscribe now via our @mixcloud link in bio!
— Accumulate (@Accumulate_Ldn) January 29, 2020
It is hoped that the pioneering project will give a voice to an often-underserved section of society as well as giving the homeless DJs and production staff a boost to their broadcasting skills.
The youngsters have been honing those skills for a few months through courses held by the charity with help from industry experts and guest speakers.