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Around 6,500 children in our region are in care, many with families who're trying to make them feel at home. But it can be an uneasy relationship.
In this month's update from ITV Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - we hear from two girls who over-came their own mistrust, and are now encouraging other cared-for children to embrace their new lives.
For information about ITV Fixers visit the website.
If you are a young person living with a foster family and would like some help or advice, visit the charity Barnardo's website.
It's said that music is the universal language so it can be a precious connection to the world when you have difficulty communicating.
Now Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - has helped a young woman from Mildenhall in Suffolk set out to make connections to those around her with a few songs.
16-year-old Courtney Reeve has set up a choir for people with disabilities.
Click below to watch Courtney's film and click here to find out more about Fixers.
At more than 18 per cent, youth unemployment in the region is two-and-a-half times the national average of around 7 per cent.
Now a group of youngsters from Norfolk are tackling what they see as a Catch 22 for young people - prospective employers want candidates with experience, but young people can't get experience without a job.
With the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - they created their own job opportunities by starting a theatre company.
They faced abuse and name-calling at school... now a group of gay and lesbian young people from Norwich have come up with a novel way of tackling homophobia.
In this month's update from Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - they are giving others an insight into how it feels like to be bullied because of your sexuality and hope their story will make a difference.
You can find out more about Fixers and other projects they have done here.
Two young women from Essex have launched a campaign to get more 16 to 25-year-olds involved in sport. It's part of ITV Fixers, the campaign that helps young people make a difference.
You can hear what Charlotte and Rachel have to say...
One young person dies on the roads in the ITV Anglia region every fortnight and one suffers life changing injuries every day and a half. The road safety charity Brake says road accidents are the biggest killer of those aged between fifteen and twenty-four.
Fixers - the campaign that helps young people make a difference - has filmed an extraordinary young woman from King's Lynn who hopes that, by telling her own story, she can help prevent further loss of life.
To find out more about Jordan Bone's campaign or the Fixers project go to the Fixers website.
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In the first of our new ITV Fixers series we meet a hoodie-wearing group from Harwich who want people to look beyond the stereotype.
ITV Anglia is screening a series of films about young people coming up with projects that help in their community. They're called Fixers.