Homeless Young Mums: Living In A Mother & Baby Hostel

  • Published on Jun 7, 2019
  • What do you do when you’re young, homeless and have a baby? As homelessness in the UK reaches the highest level in a generation, for many this is an all too real predicament. With 130,000 children now growing up with no fixed abode, the government has described the situation as a national crisis.
    This film follows the ups and downs of a group of young women who, with nowhere else to go, are temporarily living in a mother and baby hostel in Luton. With support from staff, they are able to forge friendships, come to terms with the past and begin to rebuild their lives, before eventually being placed in a permanent council home.
    Katie, 19, found herself homeless with twins after her relationship with her mum and stepdad broke down and she split up with her boyfriend. Talamika, 22, has lived in the hostel for three years but can’t leave until she has cleared her £3,000 debt.
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  • Karen Pacheco
    Karen Pacheco Hour ago

    how do you afford to get your nails done? a set is like $25+ and a maintenance of refills every 2 weeks.. i can’t even afford that

  • Chany Philly
    Chany Philly 2 hours ago

    If I had a son who produced a child and thought he was going to get away with taking nothing to do with him/her, I'd kick him out. You stand by things you do in life, planned or not.

  • SecretofMana Kid
    SecretofMana Kid 4 hours ago

    cant feed em dont breed em

  • Niamh Seren
    Niamh Seren 8 hours ago

    Such a great show

  • H S
    H S 9 hours ago +1

    Make this a series please!

  • Veronika Zimmermann
    Veronika Zimmermann 10 hours ago

    They all have one thing in common : black baby daddy...

  • De Badass
    De Badass 13 hours ago +1

    When women start making Sex cheap in the form of ‘feminism’ and ‘body freedom’, Weak men impregnate women and run away. Girl child become teen pregnant, boy child grows into a weak man due to NO father figure. The cycle continues...When will u learn??

  • cara lewis
    cara lewis Day ago

    Im glad my mom didn't abort me otherwise I would never have known what mangos taste like 😂😂😂

  • goldy blood
    goldy blood Day ago

    I know I'm not the only one who wanted to jump thru the screen and punch Terry...

  • WellThat’s Swedish

    The men in this comment threas

  • TS Kangii
    TS Kangii Day ago +1

    0:45 ? Lil pump ??🤣

  • Peggy De Weerdt
    Peggy De Weerdt Day ago

    Do they know anti conception exist in uk?

  • Q KitKat
    Q KitKat Day ago

    Screw being a cool dad. Be a father to your child. Then his funky ass all in the kitchen.

  • nancy vallejo
    nancy vallejo Day ago

    This is why I first had a home before I got pragnet I didn’t want to go through this.

  • Mrs. Cinnamon Buns

    First of all I would like to ask all young boys and girls to wear a condom and use birth control if you’re planning to be sexually active, life can get super complicated if you skip that step. However, I want to congratulate these young ladies for stepping up to the plate and taking care of their beautiful babies! ❤️❤️❤️ The mom with the twins is a superwoman! You go girl, don’t let anyone stop you!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏✊✊✊

  • Gigi Vlogs
    Gigi Vlogs Day ago

    This is so sad smh ! But im glad they mke facilities like this so women can have somewhere to go until they are back on their feet ❤️

  • Tamara Nelson
    Tamara Nelson 2 days ago

    I understand each an every woman there I've been in their shoes. Being homeless an pregnant and having a kid is a Big Pill to swallow! I started to feel like I was the problem in everyone's life around me because of my anger and depression, my first time livig in a shelter I was only 18 my son was only 3months old we stayed there for 6months then later about 2 years after I became pregnant again and stayed at a maturity shelter for 1 full year which was one of the best things to happen to me honestly. They gave you so many resources to help you and your family.
    So never look down on anyone at a shelter... That's why I'm starting my residence home 🦄💜

  • Dilan
    Dilan 2 days ago

    Rest of us paying mortgages for the next 20 years to live in a worse flat than they get for free 😣

  • Maria Prissel Lappay

    shanice is the youngest but she got her own flat.. is she working?

  • Josefina carral
    Josefina carral 2 days ago

    Men ain’t shít

  • Jane’s Bar
    Jane’s Bar 3 days ago

    Alyssa is cute💋💋

  • SeriousSchitt
    SeriousSchitt 3 days ago

    Basically they're losers to begin with!

  • Violette Love
    Violette Love 4 days ago

    That choclate cake tho🤤

  • Elf Nanoha
    Elf Nanoha 4 days ago

    Terry is a scumbag!! He s a player. He let you down never go back to him you are more worth then it

  • Elf Nanoha
    Elf Nanoha 4 days ago +3

    They take really good care off the childeren because the kids looks way better than in normal familys!!! God bless them all 😘😘😘😘😘🤗🤗🤗🤗take care girls

  • Elf Nanoha
    Elf Nanoha 4 days ago

    The kids sooo cutee soo pretty

  • Elf Nanoha
    Elf Nanoha 4 days ago

    Pretty girls

  • Soluchi {Michael Jackson Lookalike, Dancer, VFX}

    Birth control and Condoms will prevent all this. Use protection, people.

    • Chynna Starr
      Chynna Starr 2 days ago

      Its not the kids thats the problem its the system

    • Hoes Mad
      Hoes Mad 3 days ago +10

      uh, so who is gon tell him that contraceptive methods are not 100% effective

    • Devon Young
      Devon Young 4 days ago +7

      Not 100%

  • Vanessa Santana
    Vanessa Santana 4 days ago +1

    Kids are happy when they have both parents living with them and also seeing both parents ❤️🙏🏻❤️❤️😍

  • Vanessa Santana
    Vanessa Santana 4 days ago

    God bless y’all all those kids are beautiful I love all of y’all

  • Trendsetter5420
    Trendsetter5420 4 days ago

    I remember when I had the sex talk w my mom who was a teen mom three times she told me don't have sex unless u ready bc society will NOT make the man take care of his kid. I'm adopted as the fourth which she was nice enough to do even though she had 3 of her own. Rip. But The father their father was in the life but drugs got him. Anyway yeah ain't have sex til I was 21.im 23. Childless almost had a baby but my ex fiance stressed me out so bad... I lost it.guess it wasn't meant

  • Anya Wilson
    Anya Wilson 4 days ago

    these are some beautiful women with beautiful children and they have have beautiful spirits i hope they all find stability

  • lly g
    lly g 4 days ago

    Men plz do better...

  • lly g
    lly g 4 days ago

    That girls twins are so cute

  • lly g
    lly g 4 days ago

    This is sad

  • David Cole
    David Cole 4 days ago

    these woman should simply keep their legs shut!

  • Ana Léa
    Ana Léa 5 days ago

    Not trying to make it a race thing, But Black men need to do better.

    • Vanessa Santana
      Vanessa Santana 4 days ago

      Ana Léa girl is not only black men but all nationalities men dnt care about us girls

  • Hate the new YouTube.
    Hate the new YouTube. 5 days ago +3

    Terry, you're a bum.

  • julita sorensen
    julita sorensen 5 days ago

    All i see those mixed black babies, i was like damn typical black brtish men run away like cowards and wont take of the family, thats happen dating black you tutning into a single fat mother with healthcare with mongrel race. Btw guys never date single mothers let them root only desperate men would dating single mothers. and i am a 26 year old smart guy.

  • birdy elke
    birdy elke 5 days ago

    @ least she's not beating around the bush! Telling it the way it is. those black men who are not taking their responsibility and degrading our community, and those mother, more or less had been in the same path, so they could prevented their males child to be better.

  • Stephanie Gomes
    Stephanie Gomes 5 days ago +7

    Katie is the best mom making a living for her kids an herself

  • Rasna
    Rasna 5 days ago

    It’s so beautiful to see young moms not fussing with each other and treating each other like family. They’re so respectful of each other and still young moms get a bad rep for stupid tv shows like 16 and pregnant 😢💓

  • Hiba Belghoula
    Hiba Belghoula 6 days ago

    What is a hostel? Why do they hate it so much?

  • Andromeda
    Andromeda 6 days ago

    Dear Black Men, man up and take care of your kids and baby momas! Shame on you!
    All the women and kids in this video, I hope you all have wonderful lives filled with prosperity and success🤲🙌

  • Valentina Adesi
    Valentina Adesi 6 days ago

    All those commenting about their nails and shoes....wtf? they just had babies at a young age...they are not junkies, or drunks or wtv....even if they were who are u to judge? Even struggling young mums need to fight through struggles and look good...set an example for their kids. give them a break...they are doing wayyyy better than most.

  • Lona stay
    Lona stay 6 days ago +1

    In Asia single moms are a big shame and disgrace to the family and in Iran they will get killed immediately 😕

  • Peti Crown
    Peti Crown 6 days ago

    Very beautiful & strong mamas 🤞🏼💕💕 inspiring.

  • Evelyn S.
    Evelyn S. 6 days ago

    I don't see why anyone would choose to work in a country like that. It's all handed to them. Come on now. Chanice will probably stay in that flat for the rest of her life. It's wrong and unfair to people that are slaving away their days when they cant find affordable housing in the city they work in.

  • Akeyla
    Akeyla 6 days ago +1

    Why you shouldn’t have sex if you can’t take care of kids & yourself. These men are trash and these girls fell for them. Pick better men ladies. Be better men, men.

  • Kate C.
    Kate C. 7 days ago

    I love how they empower themselves not just as mothers but as women

    • Jeniliah Everette
      Jeniliah Everette 7 days ago +2

      Empowerment through victim hood and irresponsibility.

  • Deka Dove
    Deka Dove 7 days ago

    These kids r cute n smart..

  • Nyla Johnson
    Nyla Johnson 7 days ago

    You have to prioritize your lifestyle and job over your kid to give them a better life? Huh terry? There are plenty of people who take care of their children and work you just don’t want the responsibility.

  • Kathy Dominguez
    Kathy Dominguez 7 days ago

    I’d help with the baby I’m n Houston Texas

  • Alexander Hamdan
    Alexander Hamdan 7 days ago

    How can you not blame him..he got you pregnant and didn't step up..smh..I never seen my dad and when I got my girl pregnant at 23 I stepped up and my baby is right next to me laying down as I type ..we as me need to do better..we gotta break the cycle

  • Codzeedee
    Codzeedee 7 days ago +1

    loooove the young girl that loves fashion good outlook on life mature lovely looking beautiful in and out love her much Blessings to her mwah xox

  • Codzeedee
    Codzeedee 7 days ago

    i love how england doesnt care about race they all marry interacial they dont care you wish the rest of the world would have this attitude God Bless these young mums hope some good comes out of their circumstances xox

    • geki
      geki 7 days ago

      Lmao and they all became single moms

  • PaiN ExoTiC
    PaiN ExoTiC 8 days ago

    notice how all of these women acknowledge that they had a chance at an abortion and the guy even advocated for it yet they chose not to lmfao;..... then they have the freakin nerve to blame the guy when the guys obviously acknowledge that they WERE NOT READY FOR KIDS, which is why they wanted an abortion. This proves two things: 1.) women always have the last say when it comes to having children and 2.) women bring probs onto themselves when they have kids with men who they know dont want kids.

  • PaiN ExoTiC
    PaiN ExoTiC 8 days ago

    I find it funny how the commenters are blaming the "men". These "men" are BOYS. They are having sex at young ages and are obviously too naive to understand the full scope of what they're getting into. Why would you expect a 17 year old to step up and be a father? He's still a kid himself lmfao. Literally kids having kids. These people have long lives to live and the men who abandon pregnant young women are "smart" enough to understand this concept, which is why they leave. they are not deadbeats because they are not men. they are boys/children having children. The smart option for the women would be to get an abortion. If you're pregnant in your teens or early 20s, do not expect a man to stick around. either face the fact that youre going to be a single mom going at it alone or that you will have to get an abortion.. i know too many people who went through this in their late teens to early 20s and I do not feel sympathy for them...

  • logitech 0
    logitech 0 8 days ago

    fuck this life fullstop

  • American Ajumma
    American Ajumma 8 days ago

    i think all of these women are lovely and wonderful. it infuriates me that these fathers have abandoned them. when i got pregnant at 19 my boyfriend who was also 19 married me and got a job and finished college! no excuses!

    • Niki Lyons
      Niki Lyons 6 days ago +1

      @American Ajumma You got lucky. Unplanned pregnancies being the "norm" have ruined a lot of women and their children.

    • American Ajumma
      American Ajumma 6 days ago

      Niki Lyons well I DO see your point I think. My husband has always been a nerdy shy gamer who values education. I thought he would be a good father and provider before I slept with him especially after I met his father and grandfather who have never been divorced. That baby daddy in this video...I wouldn’t even let a thug like that breath next to me 😅 I’m not trying to pretend I’m more responsible than these women since I did get pregnant, but luckily God blessed me with a fetish for scrawny nerds who treat women well 🤓

    • Niki Lyons
      Niki Lyons 7 days ago +1

      Maybe if these girls would "woman up" and choose better men then this wouldn't happen? Teach women to keep their legs closed.

  • Kittys cat
    Kittys cat 8 days ago

    Scary but the safest bet. God be with you

  • J’adore Alexis
    J’adore Alexis 8 days ago +1

    All the men that left these girls alone and stuck in hostels with their babies are cowards. Wow. And the girl whose baby dad came could be doing more to provide for them and saying how he left her when she needed him most but when mentioned getting back together she was excited. I hope these girls learn their worth.

  • Yaya Star
    Yaya Star 8 days ago +1

    Ayy that Pisces shirt

  • carlosdelasvegas
    carlosdelasvegas 8 days ago

    Poor girl's, to much porn at internet...

  • the_soup
    the_soup 8 days ago

    For the life of me, I can't understand the mindset of young people who have sex without protection. Especially women! (since clearly these fathers aren't too bothered about raising their kids...) I mean, even if it's just a one-time mistake, you can easily get Plan B pills at a pharmacy, so how does this happen?

  • Meg Lindsay
    Meg Lindsay 8 days ago

    Sending love and prayers to all you lovely ladies making it work. ❤️

  • madison jacob
    madison jacob 9 days ago

    Regardless of what anyone says these babies are lucky to have moms that love them with everything they have and refuse to give up

  • shady b
    shady b 9 days ago

    STOP HANGING ROUND FOR THAT LOSER girl.... he Is just using ya

  • shady b
    shady b 9 days ago +1

    I think contraception should be forced on young ppl .as they're not ready ,not grown themselves and need to live their own life first and get a better occupation

    • shady b
      shady b 8 days ago

      @Niki Lyons lool..true. But that won't happen either or some women are raped so that's not their fault obvs

    • shady b
      shady b 8 days ago

      @PaiN ExoTiC I understand you,but that won't happen don't think.

    • PaiN ExoTiC
      PaiN ExoTiC 8 days ago

      My idea is pretty radical. I think anyone who uses gov welfare should be sterilized.. I think they should have their eggs or sperm frozen until they're financially stable (once they're off welfare). This would stop people from making bad of bringing new people into poverty.

    • Niki Lyons
      Niki Lyons 8 days ago +2

      The easiest contraception that would eliminate all other methods would be to force women to keep their legs closed.

  • Helen Hines
    Helen Hines 9 days ago +1

    One got in trouble for benefit fraud lol. Should've been saving that 26k salary (plus benefits) instead of wasting it on stupid shit. Wow, not to hopeful about her child's future with a scammer indebted mom.
    I don't think these hostels should exist. I think these kids deserve loving adoptive families not irresponsible girls living off benefits.

    • PaiN ExoTiC
      PaiN ExoTiC 8 days ago +1

      @Helen Hines my proof is anecdotal but I agree. I grew up with a single mom and grew up with people who also did and the experience was complete crap. children need a two parent household. single moms tend to be not just financially unstable but emotionally/mentally unstable too. They're complete insecure trainwrecks!

    • Helen Hines
      Helen Hines 8 days ago +1

      @Talamika Williams statistically children don't do well with single moms compared to married parents. I don't know if you've done research about the outcomes, but they're pretty grim. But as long as you don't repeat your mistakes (having another child out of wedlock or man hop) and expose your children to reliable consistent male role models, they'll be better off than kids in similar situations. I don't envy your position at all. I'm sure it's an uphill struggle when you don't have a partner to help. Your baby deserves a good life and I wish you the best. Only show your children behavior you want them to repeat in their own lives. Admit your shortcomings to them and how you will overcome them. Don't let yourself be a victim and take accountability for your choices. I hope dad remains involved. I'm hard on single moms bc they generally make themselves into martyrs instead of owning their poor choices and society coddles them.
      Your comment surprised me as you came off polite and composed. You're very articulate.

    • Talamika Williams
      Talamika Williams 8 days ago

      Helen Hines my child has a very bright future regardless of the mistakes I made. As young mothers we can be irresponsible at times but going through with pregnancy and actually bringing our children to is more powerful than anything regardless of the situation we may be in. I can only speak for myself but my child will not grow into any form of system and I’ll be breaking that cycle for him by following my successful career path now that I’m out of the hostel and allowing us to live a better life where I can work and do all the things I want to do as well as being aware of everything I’ve now learnt from being in my old circumstances.