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Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca is a young parent with two boys aged one and six months. During her
first pregnancy, Rebecca found herself in an abusive relationship. She suffered
verbal abuse and was often threatened with physical violence. The arguments got
worse as the pregnancy progressed. During these arguments her partner would
tell her that she treated him badly and he’d be better off in a relationship with one
of her friends. Due to this, she lost all her self-confidence. When a friend noticed
what was happening; they supported Rebecca to leave her partner. Fortunately for
Rebecca, her family really pulled through for her and she felt supported.

After the split, her ex-partner tried to initiate relationships with Rebecca’s friends.
Having confided in them about some of the details of her relationship her friends
ignored him. When he found out she had shared details of their relationship, he
started spreading malicious rumours. It took Rebecca awhile to recover from the
upset this caused.
Initially Rebecca was supported by the Valley House Young Parent Floating
Support service. She was really worried about malicious reports that were being
sent to social care and how they could affect her and her child. Staff provided
reassurance and Rebecca then moved into accommodation at Valley House for
her safety.

Valley House have supported Rebecca in all areas of life. Teaching her about
parenting, money and budgeting. She is proud of the fact that she is now able to
pay rent and council tax on time. Rebecca also joined the Life Skills course at Valley
House. Occasionally, she struggled to attend these sessions due to social anxiety.
However, when she couldn’t make it to a session her support workers would
complete a 1 to 1 session, to help her catch up. Rebecca is much more confident
and would love to help others who are going through a similar situation. She feels
that she’d be able to give them advice on where they can get help from and how
they can help themselves. Rebecca is proud of herself, saying that despite the fact
her pregnancy was ‘absolute hell’ she’s happy now .

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