How we live together: 'I moved in when my mum died. I feel loved here'

The resident and her live-in assistant

I moved in last summer as a live-in assistant, sharing a house with people with learning disabilities. I had met Kathy briefly some years ago, but got short shrift when I mentioned it, as she was adamant we hadn’t.

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Pompeo hopes for Afghan peace pact before Sept 1
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Chairman Powell stands firm on Fed independence
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President Trump awards Iraq War's 1st living Medal of Honor recipient
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