Life Stories – why we need your help

Amy Timmins*
I had been foster care since I was 12, and had troubled relationships with my foster parents. I was getting attacked and abused by my foster parent’s children. We had a lot of arguments and I got kicked out. I was sofa surfing for 6 months and I lost all my belongings. I lived in a hostel for a short while, and with various family members.

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Natalie Mumford*
I was living with my ex-partner and we had a relationship breakdown. I had to leave the property and I went to a hostel in Walsall. I didn’t have a very good experience living there, and didn’t feel I could trust the staff and other residents. I decided to leave the hostel at this point and became homeless again.
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