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I hate where I live

We hope what you see here helps.  If you are feeling like running away or are away from home, we are here to listen.

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If you keep being made to go back to somewhere you don’t like living, this can leave you feeling alone and angry. You might be living in a care home, living with family or friends or living alone. It’s not surprising that if you don’t like where you live, you don’t want to spend time there, which might cause you to leave or think about leaving.

If you leave and someone is worried about you they might report you missing, which can also be frustrating.

Who knows how you feel about where you live? Have you talked it through with the people you live with, your carers or your social worker? It can be hard to say how you feel, so try to stick to the facts; what exactly don’t you like about where you live? What would make it better? If you don’t feel you can talk to the person, think about a trusted person or organisation who could help you talk about this or explain how you feel. Lots of people who hate where they live choose to run away to get away from that place; sometimes there are ways of making the situation better by saying what you need. Even if you can’t make it better where you live, you might be able to change the way people react when you want to get away.

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