Young people stories

Zoe

When I was 15 I got taken from my Mum, and put in foster care. It was a shock. I remember I got woken up in the morning and I had to take my brother to my grandma’s. Then the next thing I knew we were in foster care. I’d never been away from my …

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Andrew

I’m 17. I’ve been in SASH since the start of September last year. My mum died when I was four years old. I was living on my own in my dad’s house from the age of 14 because my dad had a girlfriend in Hartlepool. I couldn’t live with them. His girlfriend has two disabled …

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Ollie

I’ve just turned 18. I’ve been in SASH since February 2017. There was a breakdown in the relationship with my Mum. The problems go back a long way. She went through a lot of stuff when she was younger, then I lost my Dad when I was 13 and it affected her, even though they …

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Jess

My Mum and Dad split up when I had just turned 16. Mum moved away. I stayed with my dad in York but we didn’t get on very well. I was quite often on my own at home, and then whenever he came back from being away we just used to argue with each other …

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Louis

I was in SASH around 5 years ago, when I was about 16. I’d left home after a big fight with my dad. I’d seen my older sister go through the same thing, the constant fights, and I decided I didn’t want to put my younger brother and sister through that. It leaves marks on …

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Georgia

I’m 16. I’ve been in SASH for about six months. When I was 11 my mum died, and when I was 12 my dad died. It was tough, but it happens. Nothing you can do about it. After my mum died I became the carer for my dad, who was disabled. I’d come home from …

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David

I’m 24. I’ve been using Nightstop for about three weeks now. I’m homeless because I split up with my girlfriend. I’d been with her for three years and we have a son together. But it got to the point where we were just arguing all the time, it wasn’t right. I didn’t want my son …

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