Category: volunteering

Jul 12, 2019

Thank you Jess, and farewell!

We are very sorry to be saying goodbye to Jess , who is leaving us for the bright lights of London after four years as a SASH host in Selby. Jess has helped over 20 young people in her time as both a Nightstop and Supported Lodgings host. Jess started hosting because of her own …

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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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Feb 1, 2019

6% of all rough sleepers last autumn were aged 25 years or younger

The government statistics on rough sleeping were released yesterday. No rough sleeping is acceptable, but to learn that 6% of all rough sleepers last autumn were aged 25 years or younger was particularly worrying. Many of the young people we help will have been sofa-surfing before being referred to SASH, which puts them at risk …

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Jan 22, 2019

The scale of youth homelessness

84,000 young people in England asked their local council for help as they were homeless in 2017-18 Last year, Centrepoint published ‘Making Homeless Young People Count’, a report that uses the new Youth Homelessness Databank to analyse the scale of youth homelessness across the UK. The Databank collects this information from individual Local Authorities and …

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