YOUNG people have showcased films they created about youth unemployment, homelessness, legal highs, social integration and the life of young carers.

The youngsters showed the films to professionals, politicians and the community at Worcester College of Technology on November 27.

Sisters Becky Rowe, aged 22, and Sarah, 19, care for their mum who has physical and mental health problems, and created a touching film showing how different a carer’s life can be.

Becky said: “If I could wave a magic wand and wish everything to be fine, I would. But you just have to get on with it. It’s difficult seeing your mum like this but there was a time when she had to look after us, so now it’s our turn.”

She hopes the film will help other young carers realise they are not alone.

Zeno McDonald, 18, produced a film which offers tips on how to behave with students with disabilities or learning difficulties.

He said: “It will take time, but we’re confident our film can do something special.”

Ryan Higgs, 19, focused his film on the dangers of synthetic highs to raise awareness among teenagers.

He said: “Many people think they’re safe but legal drugs can be more dangerous than banned substances because you just don’t know what’s in them.”

Gareth Dawe, 19, and friends who all live at the YMCA in Worcester, hope their film will change the reluctance of some employers to give jobs to young people from sheltered housing.

He said: “We hope this will stop people from harshly judging others like us.”

The films were made with the help of the Fixers young people’s charity and a Lottery Fund grant.