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NightstopJamie's Story

 

Feedback from the young person in their own words:

 

“When I went to Herts Young Homeless (hyh) after my mum told me to get out I didn’t know where I was going to stay that night. The worker I saw took my details and asked me lots of questions and even wanted to talk to my mum. She explained that I could be referred to their emergency accommodation.

When I arrived, I was nervous. The hosts understood this, though, as it wasn’t the first time that they had someone come and stay. They showed me round their home, ‘my room’ and then made me a cup of tea and we chatted. They reminded me of the rules and explained some of the house rules - this helped so we all knew what to expect from each other.

I found it easy to talk to my hosts once I settled in. I couldn’t have carried on with my apprenticeship if they had not offered me the placement with them. I’m so grateful that someone was kind enough to give up a room for me.”

 

“After being away from my mum for a couple of weeks, we started talking again when my worker referred us to Mediation. When my mum first kicked me out, I didn’t think we would ever talk again. The hosts were really kind but they were probably stricter than my mum! I’m back home now and mum and I are working on talking to each other better.”