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Emily’s Story
1 month ago

Emily’s Story

My name is Emily and I am 17 years old. When I was 16 my living circumstances weren’t the best. I was sharing a room with my 5 year old …
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Osman’s story: the power of community
1 month ago

Osman’s story: the power of community

Osman arrived in the UK in 2015 seeking asylum from South Sudan where his home and life were at risk from civil war. He was granted refugee status in the …
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A Story of Resilience
12 months ago

A Story of Resilience

Sam first came to the Rock Trust at 17 years old, after leaving home because of the violent behaviour of his mother’s partner and his mother’s choice to support her …
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The Hidden Homeless
12 months ago

The Hidden Homeless

Simon was referred to the RockTrust by a support agency. After the death of his mother, Simon was asked to leave his mother’s property by the landlord, and was forced …
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Shirley’s Story
2 years ago

Shirley’s Story

Shirley presented to Rock Trust in 2014, when she was facing imminent homelessness and needed support

Estranged from her family since she was young, Shirley’s only links to her family …
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Lily’s Story
2 years ago

Lily’s Story

When Lily was referred to Rock Trust she was 18 and suffering from depression and anxiety due to an abusive relationship with an ex partner.

She had experienced domestic abuse, violence and …
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Jane’s Story
3 years ago

Jane’s Story

It’s an odd sort of volunteering, signing up to spend midweek nights in a Rock Trust shared flat. Friends and family think I have gone daft.

At an age …
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David’s Story
3 years ago

David’s Story

David was 17 years old when he first accessed The Rock Trust housing support service in West Lothian.

He had been told to leave his mother’s house after …
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