Jenni has lived in social housing for 23-years, after being made homeless when she was 19. Over the last two and a half years, her depression has significantly worsened as a direct result of poor housing conditions and lack of appropriate support from the council:
"My depression has been the worst it has ever been over the last two and a half years – because of not being able to get anywhere with the council and living in no less than squalor...The living room is so bad that I can’t have family or friends come and visit me so it gets lonely and isolating. I have two young grandchildren who I want to see and want to visit but they shouldn’t have to go into the kitchen – they should be able to sit down and play...
All of this has caused me so much stress and I feel completely ignored by those who are supposed be helping me. On top of this is the constant threat that I could be kicked out at any time, so this stops you saying what you really want to say."
Read more about Jenni's experience and why she's supporting the campaign in her blog for us.