This winter young people like Emma are facing desperate measures that no young person should have to face….
"Things started going wrong just before my sixteenth birthday. My dad became, not violent, but pretty abusive. We’d argue all the time, and eventually I just couldn’t take it, so I walked out.
"Dad got aggressive. I couldn’t stand it anymore.
"That’s when I moved in with my ex. Problem is, he used drugs and the place was disgusting. His so-called friends would come round and they’d all take drugs. They’d also deal them from the house. It never felt safe.
"But the worst thing was his dad and best friend. They both liked me, so I had to try to keep them off me – not easy when they lived in the same flat. In the end, I couldn’t deal with it any more. I drank 'til I couldn’t feel the cold, and left."