I recall a young woman who came in with a new-born baby. Her strict Catholic parents had thrown her out when she got pregnant. The father of her child was abusing drugs, and understandably she didn’t want him in her life. I popped on the kettle and made her tea, she handed me her newborn, and we got talking at length. She was articulate, passionate, and had a place to study psychology at a top university after getting enviable A-level results. This wasn’t the story I expected. And yet, due to problems with benefits, she was left with no money, living on the kindness of friends and an emergency three-day food bag.
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