Category: SASH Active

Aug 13, 2019

A visit to Bempton Cliffs

Three of our young people in the East Riding enjoyed a day out at Bempton Cliffs,  spotting Kittiwakes, Herring Gulls and Gannets. Keah, Jordan and Natalie had a great time learning interesting bird facts such as that gannets mate for life and that ½ a million seabirds visit the cliffs to nest and reproduce between …

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Aug 6, 2019

A special host treat in Scarborough

Tea in the courtyard Some of our lovely hosts in Scarborough were treated to an afternoon tea by their young people early this month. A group of seven of our lodgers had just completed a six-week cookery course, learning to make nutricious meals as well as cakes and biscuits. They decided to celebrate what they’d …

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Jun 14, 2019

SASH at York Pride

Our young people had a great time at York Pride again this year We enjoyed a special spot right at the front of the parade thanks to our friends at York Dungeon, whose theme this year was Dungeons and Drag Queens. Given the unpleasant weather, the group’s suncream supplies proved sadly superfluous! Nevertheless, our intrepid …

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Jun 12, 2019

We took over York Dungeon!

Our lodgers enjoyed a night out with a difference last month as they took over York Dungeon. For the third year running, our wonderful supporters at the York Dungeon offered our young people the opportunity to take the place of the professional actors and lead visitors through some of the more gruesome aspects of York’s …

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May 9, 2019

SASH Active at the RSPCA

Helping out and puppy-hugging! Our team of young volunteers put their gardening and DIY skills to the test last week, building a wildlife area in the grounds of the RSPCA in York. Five young people aged between 17 and 25 all got stuck in, helping with groundworks, path and turf laying, digging and making a …

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May 3, 2019

Scarborough Creativity Group

When two OT students, Bryony and Evie, joined SASH for an eight week work placement, they focused their attention on supporting our young people in Scarborough through our SASH Active programme. Amongst the many workshops they ran was a Creativity Group – a chance to switch off from everything that’s going on, and do something …

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Apr 25, 2019

A home make-over for Jean

Our Enable team does it again! Our award-winning Enable project saw our wonderful young people take on a new challenge last week: a home make-over for 72 year old Jean Fennell, who has just moved into a new flat at Glen Lodge. While the flat was better suited to Jean’s needs than her old home, …

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Apr 23, 2019

“See the best in people”

OT Student work placement at SASH Bryony is an Occupational Therapy (OT) student from York St John University in the second and final year of her Masters studies. Along with another OT student, she completed a nine week work placement with the SASH team in Scarborough. Bryony explained the purpose of her placement, and what …

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Apr 3, 2019

Slayers V Sharks

Five of our young people have been building new skills and muscles in a special wheelchair basketball endeavour. This new venture came about thanks to Peter Richardson, Chairman of Wetwheels Yorkshire, who took our young people out seal watching last year. Having met a few of our lodgers, Peter thought they’d also enjoy playing with …

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Dec 6, 2018

Crafty young people!

Our young people in Scarborough did us proud last week when they got crafting for Christmas with residents at The Lodge care home. We arranged the session as part of our SASH Active programme, which helps our young people in Supported Lodgings learn new skills, build self-confidence and make connections with their local communities. Callum, …

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