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16 April 2019, 09:08
A Birmingham man's inspirational story is up for a prestigious film award.
Four years ago Carl Price had been sleeping rough in shop doorways and car parls for 17 years, regularly using drugs.
Now a film, made for the Birmingham charity Change Grow Live, showing Carl's journey to recovery, has been shortlisted for the Charity Film Awards.
He told Capital Reports when he realised he wanted to turn his life around.
#LISTEN Carl Price from #Birmingham has made a short film about being homeless and it's been shortlisted for an award. He told #CapitalReports about that moment he wanted to change his life. pic.twitter.com/NEwiEVdUV4— Capital Brum News (@CapitalBIRNews) April 16, 2019
Carl now works for Change Grow Live as an Outreach Worker, helping others who were in the same situation he was. He uses his own expriences to help others.
He said: "I shared my story because I wanted to show that everyone, with the right support, can have a second chance. When I came to Change Grow Live I was a broken man physically and mentally. Not only did they help me to turn my life around, they put their trust in me and gave me an opportunity to make something of myself. Now I have a family, children and a job - more than I ever dreamed"
#WATCH Carl Price from #Birmingham spoke to #CapitalReports about his experiences being homeless. He's made a short film about his time sleeping rough and it's now been shortlisted for a charity film award. pic.twitter.com/AryJs1MNsA— Capital Brum News (@CapitalBIRNews) April 16, 2019
You can see Carl's story here https://www.charityfilmawards.com/videos/carls-story