Supporting Homeless Scots in London

Sarah’s Story


Sarah* from Dundee was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder at the age of 13. This affects her ability to form positive relationships. Many of her partners have been abusive and she has had 6 children who were all removed from her care, and with whom she no longer has any contact. She often feels depressed. This leads to repeated episodes of self-harm and suicide attempts.

Her condition also leads her to make hoax phone calls with the intention of getting arrested. As a result she has been to prison 36 times, returning to rough sleeping on release. She shows a great deal of remorse about the disruption to services and the distress she causes.

The Street Impact Team began working with Sarah in 2014. The approach since her recent release has been to support her in the community with accommodation and treatment for her personality disorder. She is currently engaging with therapy and has taken on several volunteering roles. We feel Borderline can have a real impact on Sarah’s situation, and on that of others who face the same difficulties. This is why we are asking for your support.

Borderline needs £500 per week to cover the running costs of this project. By donating £10, you can help ensure this project continues.

You can make a real difference to people like Sarah by

volunteering (send us a message via enquiry form),
organising an event
or making a donation.

*The pictures and names have been changed to protect our clients’ privacy.