“My experience during lockdown has been up and down. I would wake up some days and think of my life and start crying about everything that is going in my life and with no family around. Then some days I would find distraction in talking to my friends on the phone, listening to music (thanks to Boaz for the internet), or even having a laugh with my housemates has helped.

As an asylum seeker, being in lockdown is made worse because I am thinking about my case on hold. It has made me feel like my life is at a standstill.

I have been volunteering with Crisis; a charity that helps homeless people. It is important for me to volunteer with them because I was once in the same situation. I know how it feels and I enjoy making a change in someone's life to give them hope. Volunteering has taken my mind away from just staying idle.

I hope that society after lockdown will see that homeless people are given a chance to be heard and taken off the streets. If they need healthcare, then let them have access to it without frequently monitoring them. I would also like society to continue checking on each other because we don't know what people go through in this life.

Lastly I would like to thank Boaz for providing me with accommodation. Where would I be in this time of lockdown if it was not for them helping me. Plus, the support they gave and continue to give up to the present. I don't take it for granted. 

Never give up no matter what life throws at you. Always have hope that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.”

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