Real Stories

We've helped countless young people who were homeless or at risk of homelessness over the years.

Click here to learn more about their stories and about how Breathing Space helped them.

Tanya's Story

Burnley Housing Needs referred Tanya* to HAPI, after she approached them for support. Tanya was staying with a friend, when she was asked to leave home by her parents. Both parents were saying that they could no longer cope with Tanya's mental health issues. Tanya was only able to stay with her friend on a temporary basis, and requested support to find her own accommodation.

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Amy's Story

A referral was submitted by Rossendale Housing Options Team; Amy* was currently sofa surfing, and 18 weeks pregnant. Amy had fled domestic violence from her ex-partner, but was not able to return home to family due to overcrowding. After presenting as homeless at her local housing office she was referred to HAPI for support.

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Kate's Story

Children's Social Care - Family Support, submitted a referral; Kate*, aged 15, was living with a family friend under a private foster care arrangement. Kate was refusing to return home to mum, even though mum was keen for her to return to the family home. Kate had not been home in some months, and was not speaking to her mum at that time. Her family support worker, who felt that mediation would be effective within this situation, referred Kate to HAPI.

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About Breathing Space

Breathing Space Lancashire is here to help young people aged 14-25 who are at risk of homelessness. The project is here to provide the best advice, guidance and signposting to young people, their friends and families so that together we can keep young people safe.

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