Morag remembers the exact date she became homeless. “It was the 8th of May last year,” she says. She’s the youngest person I speak to at the end of the evening, and she’s only 17 years old.
I didn’t realise it at the time but I was suffering from bipolar disorder,” she says. “My step-dad is old, 71, and he likes things just so. He made it very clear that I couldn’t ever come back, but I still speak to my mum.”
She’s currently living in temporary accommodation in East Lothian, but for one night, after being chucked out of another hostel (which she describes as “worse than jail”), she was forced to sleep rough in a Tesco car park. She was only given two hours to leave, and shortly afterwards found herself living in an all-male B&B.