Fostering ambassador and reality TV star Lydia Bright chats with her former foster sister Ellie about her journey as a care leaver and her experiences of living independently and being homeless. Ellie started living with Lydia and her foster family when she was seven years old. She left when she was 18.

This is the fourth video in our new series of honest conversations between fostering ambassador and reality TV star Lydia Bright and some of her former foster sisters and brothers. Together they discuss topics including leaving care, living independently, reconnecting with family members, starting a career and homelessness. We’ll be sharing their conversations over the coming weeks and months, so check back soon for the next video and join us as we continue their conversations on Twitter and Instagram.