Hi, I’m in the office at the moment at the refuge. I just thought I’d say a little bit about my whole situation. I moved into the refuge when I was 18, and I found it really difficult leaving my family behind and just being thrown into a refuge… you had to grow up really fast. Obviously I missed my family and I had to sort out all my housing benefit and it was just really hard growing up really fast.
There is a lot of support for young people out there, you just have to, you know, ask the right people, you can ask teachers, you can ask your friends, you can go to different organisations, just make sure that you’ve got all the support that you need for when you leave, and I would just say, be strong, because you will get there in the end.