I love my family, especially Mum. I hated London where I was bullied and made fun of at school. When I moved to Sidcup with my parents I had good support eventually. I helped out in two children's homes; I also went on to work at Queen Mary's hospital as a helper. I had to leave because of an accident.
I never gave up trying to work and managed to work in a hotel for a time. I then became very ill. I recovered and was sent to a Rehabilitation Centre which I hated and left. I still tried to get another job but was unable to. I eventually went to live in a nursing home called John Grooms, I left there for my own independent living where I met my present husband. We lived together on our own for a year but this was too much for u,s so we now live at Draytonwood.
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