On the 13th of November they went to the Home Office and Emily found the courage to tell- them everything that had happened up to this point. When her interview had finished they took her to a hostel in Croydon. When Emily entered the hostel she was shocked to discover that there was one room for five people. The only thing she had to eat each day was simply rice and pasta with nothing for breakfast, which did little to help her condition. Originally they said that she could stay there for two for three days, however she actually ended up staying for four months.
Emily was then moved around again and again. The Home Office told her that they would take her out of Croydon as they had found a house for her, however she was actually left in a hotel in Gatwick for two weeks. After this she was moved around again and stayed in a hostel in Cardiff while waiting for a house. It was during this period of unstable housing that Emily went crazy, something inside her snapped and during her month long stay at the first hostel, she attempted to take her own life three times. However she was stopped by the people within the hostel, despite this her mood and mental health didn’t seem to improve as she continued to constantly be alone, without eating and talking.
Despite this, the Home Office finally gave her a home in Newport, which Emily hopes will be the last time they move her around. She moved in on the 29th of March and she has now begun to feel safer and has begun to open up to new friends in Newport.