Yumna first made contact with CARAS in 2011. She was a young teenager and had come to the UK alone. Despite only having been in London for a few months, she had already been housed in three different places and was now in a young person’s hostel. She was deeply stressed
Noura’s temporary accommodation was practically uninhabitable. It was damp and cold, causing worrying health problems for her and her child.Things had become so bad they couldn’t stay in the house. Instead, they slept on friends’ couches, never staying in the same place for more than two nights. The exhaustion and stress was making her ill.