Fathi’s story

October 07 2016

Fathi’s story

 

I’ve been in England for seven months. I’m 24 years old and I don’t have anyone here that I know so that makes it very hard. All my friends and family in Sudan are dead. I love my country but I can’t go back. Learning English is the most important thing to me so I can talk to people, make friends and find work. I’ve tried to rent rooms but was told I’m too young. I can stay in the hostel but everyone is much older than me and I don’t feel safe; there are lots of problems there. 

Bristol Nightstop has helped me. I can stay with families for a few nights, the people care and I can clean my clothes, drink tea, eat and do the basic things I need to do. But I have slept on the street, and it really troubles me. Sometimes I hear things I don’t want to hear and they stay in my head for months after. Things like fighting, swearing, problems - they really affect me - I just want a place that’s peaceful.