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.”