On the streets at 13
On an October night, Kyle found himself sleeping on the streets. He was just 13 years old.
Bullying had changed his behaviour at school, leading to him getting into trouble and eventually being expelled. Arguments with his parents erupted and he was soon told to leave. He had no other family to turn to, and no friends.
He was eventually allowed back home, but family life didn't get better. At 16, he was homeless again and sofa surfed for four months. On top of this, he had crippling mental health issues.
His first experience of a hostel was difficult, but his second was a success. Kyle was helped into his own place and eventually reconnected with his family.