DEAR DEIDRE: Help! I’m stuck in a dangerous hostel with my baby and I’m scared. 

I’m 21 and have a four-month-old daughter. My parents kicked me out so it was this hostel, or the streets.

This is not healthy for my daughter. I don’t want her growing up here


This is not healthy for my daughter. I don’t want her growing up here

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It’s disgusting: there’s broken glass in the hallway, and my tiny room is damp, covered in mould, with peeling paint and the taps don’t work. 

This is not healthy for my daughter. I don’t want her growing up here. 

I don’t even have proper formula milk for her – the stuff that was donated was out of date.

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The staff don’t care. I’m feeling alone, heartbroken and depressed.

I have no money but I need to get us out of this place. 

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DEIDRE SAYS: You want the best for your child and this isn’t your fault.

Please talk to your MP and ask if they can get in touch with your local council for you. Take photos as evidence.

You can also contact Shelter (, helpline 0808 800 4444) for housing help and Gingerbread (, 0808 802 0925) for support with being a single mum. 

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