Sleeping on the streets of Southend
18 December 2018, 07:23 | Updated: 8 January 2019, 10:43
A woman from Southend who ended up on the streets after her abusive ex-boyfriend introduced her to drugs wants others to show some compassion for those sleeping rough.
*Lucy became a rough sleeper after losing her job and home.
She has now turned her life around after going to rehab and getting employed again. She was supported by Southend-based homeless charity HARP.
Watch her story in the video above...
*Lucy's name has been changed to protect her identity