Young people stories

Ashley

This is my eleventh night in Nightstop. I’ve been around quite a few different places, mostly in York but Harrogate as well. I lost my job before Christmas, then I split up with my girlfriend, it’s just been going downhill since then, but it can only go up now can’t it? I was a window …

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Abi

When she was growing up, Abi’s parents had financial difficulties and the family moved around a lot, staying in different apartments and holiday homes. By the time she was 18, Abi did not have her own room in the family home. She was sleeping on the sofa in the living room, had no privacy and …

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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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