Jennifer

Jenny is a female in her early 20’s and from a large, well known Southwark family. There is a long history of criminality in the male side of the family and her Mother is a drug user and sex worker. She has a brother and two younger sisters. She was taken into care as a young girl following incidents of neglect and sexual abuse in the home.

Jenny was extremely mistrustful of services and professionals when we first met her, so a lot of time was spent getting to know each other and building a trusting relationship.

With issues including homelessness, substance abuse and sex working, there were lots of avenues to explore…

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Sarah

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You First key worker Katy has been working with 32 year old Sarah* since September 2014. Sarah was considered to be ‘not engaging’ with any agencies or services previous to this.

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Matthew

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Matthew is a 51-year-old man, originally from Northern Ireland. Matthew had a difficult childhood. He grew up in extreme poverty, experienced physical and psychological abuse, parental alcohol misuse, and witnessed political violence.

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Shane

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Shane lives in South London. He has had many inpatient admissions for mental health breakdowns and previous suicide attempts. Suspected autism and learning difficulties. Shane has also used crack and cannabis in the past.

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