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For many young people with disabilities, leaving school and college involves leaving a circle of friends and support which is hard to replicate in adult life.
The result is widespread loneliness and isolation.
Now, a group of disabled young people from Bristol have teamed up to try to tackle the problem by reaching out to others.
They've enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to make an honest and revealing film about loneliness among the disabled:
Trichotillomania - the compulsion to pull out your own hair - affects as many as one in twenty-five of us. Some so badly that hair growth is permanently damaged.
A young woman from Wiltshire has enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to get us talking about the condition.
Figures show the number of rough sleepers and homeless families in Bristol is rising. In our latest update from Fixers - the campaign that helps young people to help others - a Bristol teenager finds out what it's really like to be homeless.
Police in Bath are investigating after a student was sexually assaulted yesterday evening.
The victim, who's in her twenties, was assaulted near the car park of the Riverside Health Centre at around 10pm.
Her attacker is described as a white man, in his late teens or early twenties, 5'10" to 6ft tall with dark ear-length hair with a fringe and very wide, open eyes. He was wearing a dark, thin waterproof jacket.
A young film maker and musician from the St Paul's area of Bristol is helping other youngsters to resist the pressures of drug dealing and gangs.
With the help of Fixers, the campaign backed by ITV that gives young people a voice, he's highlighting the opportunities that exist for young people and encouraging them to discover their talents.
Every two days a young person dies, or is seriously injured, in an accident on the region's roads. Now, a group of young people - including some from our region - have been at a conference to tackle the issue
As part of the FIXERS project that gives young people a voice, they want to influence a forthcoming government Green Paper on young drivers.
Bullying in schools is a big issue at the moment, along with bullying online and on social media websites. Children can be especially cruel, often picking on those the rest of society attempts to protect.
In this month's update from Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - two young men from South Gloucestershire use a lesson from history to promote fair treatment in schools for those with learning difficulties.
A young woman from Somerset is calling for help to keep her friends out of jail - because, she says, there is too little for them on the outside.
In our latest update from Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - she says that many young offenders would rather stay inside because they struggle to support themselves outside, and it's difficult to stay out of trouble:
Latest ITV News reports
Almost four thousand 18 to 25 years olds care for a relative in Bristol & South Gloucestershire but there is little support to help them.