Category: SASH Active

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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Nov 9, 2018

A salty treat!

Thanks to our new friends at Wetwheels Yorkshire our young people got to experience an amazing treat on the high seas last week! The group from York and Scarborough boarded a nine metre catamaran at Whitby harbour and headed out into the North Sea for some whale and seal watching off the Ravenscar coast. Sadly …

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Oct 24, 2018

York Community Pride Awards

The award was made for our Enable project, a collaboration with City of York Council which involves the young people we support giving up their time to volunteer for activities that help others – be that decorating an older person’s home, gardening projects or even revamping the St Leonards Hospice shop facilities in Acomb. We …

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Oct 2, 2018

Aviva Employability Workshop

We were delighted to welcome staff from Aviva to our office last week to run an employability workshop for our young people. The session last Friday afternoon provided a wealth of information for our young people in Supported Lodgings in Harrogate, Selby and York, designed to help them apply for jobs. 19 year old Rhiannon …

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Aug 23, 2018

SASH Tour Guides at Bishopthorpe Palace

A huge well done to our five young people who acted as very special tour guides at Bishopthorpe Palace yesterday! Jadzia, Kieran, Ollie, Ryan and Suzan did a fantastic job as they led our VIP guests through the rooms at the Palace, which is not normally open to the public. They provided information on the …

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