A teenager was forced to sleep rough in a tent after being scared off his estate by bullies who repeatedly targeted him with violence.
St John's Ambulance volunteer Kane Hickey was beaten savagely by youths on the Gurnell Grove estate in West Ealing and was eventually forced to flee his mother's home after being chased away with baseball bats.
He moved in to his grandmother's home in Ealing, but was asked to leave after a disagreement last month.
He then stayed in a tent in her garden instead.
Now Kane is relying on the goodwill of friends and has asked Ealing Council to help find him somewhere to live.
The 18-year-old, who hopes to become a paramedic, was subjected to regular abuse and six separate attacks after moving to Gurnell Grove in 2003.
He said: "The first time I got punched in the face, the second time my nose got busted, and the third time I had my front tooth knocked out.
"The next time I had another tooth knocked out, and the next time I was kicked in the stomach and hit with a plank of wood across the back of the legs.
"The last time I was chased off with baseball bats.
"I have to watch my back every five seconds.
"It's all because I'm quiet and keep myself to myself, and they don't like people who are different."
Ealing Council wrote to Kane last month explaining that his situation meant he cannot be classed as vulnerable and does not have a priority need for housing, but officers are investigating whether anything more can be done to help.
Kane's mother, Tara, 34, who still lives on the Gurnell Grove estate, said: "He is so scared.
"On the whole this is not a bad estate, but you have to live on it to know what it's actually like."