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Milly's Story

"Without the dedication and support of my youth workers at SPACE2.... I would still be on the streets today"

Milly has recently turned 19 and first started coming to SPACE2...last year. SPACE2... was a chance for Milly to relax and see her friends outside of school.

Milly had a difficult relationship with her Mum. She admitted that this was nobody's fault but she ended up being thrown out and having to leave home. She was suddenly on the streets with nowhere to go and spent 2 weeks rough sleeping in The City Centre.

SPACE2... staff ensured Milly had food, water and clean clothes and helped her secure access to Nightstop which offers emergency beds. Tyneside Foyer, a 60-bed hostel in Newcastle had no space at all for her, but after searching long and hard for accommodation, we found her a bed for the night in Blyth- almost an hour's drive from SPACE2... They advised that Milly would have to be at the hostel within the next 90 minutes to access the emergency bed. 

Staff booked and paid for a taxi to take Milly and her youth worker to the accommodation in Blyth and since then she has been living in supported, shared accommodation.
Milly is certain that without the help of SPACE2... staff she would still be alone and vulnerable sleeping on Newcastle's streets with nowhere to go. The stability that a home has offered her has enabled her to concentrate on her college work and studies.

SPACE2... staff continue to stay in touch with Milly by phone and she drops in to visit SPACE2... when in Newcastle. We've recently supported her to access employment in a local supermarket. 

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