AMBER'S STORY

Amber became homeless at 17. Support from EYH helped her to gain independence and she now looks forward to a positive future.

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At just six months old, Amber was placed into foster care due to abuse in her family home.  When she was 17, Amber left foster care and had nowhere to go. Desperation led her to start sofa surfing, turning to any loose connection in the hope they'd offer shelter for the night.

Things turned around for Amber when she was connected with her local EYH charity.

Amber’s local EYH charity provided her with a safe place to live at their supported accommodation centre. After a successful eight months, receiving holistic support from the local EYH team, Amber felt confident enough to move to her own flat through the EYH Housing Fund and take her next step towards independence.

Throughout this time, Amber received support from a Jobs Coach to realise her ambition of becoming a childcare practitioner. Given her experiences in life, Amber wanted to help others who may be in the care system or experiencing difficulties at home. The Jobs Coach supported Amber to complete her childcare qualifications and start the journey towards her dream career.

“My jobs coach is brilliant.” She says. “She has helped me to sort my life out.”

Please support EYH today, so we can help more young people like Amber fulfil their potential and live positive lives.