Category: young people

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 20, 2019

County Lines

The safety and wellbeing of the young people using our services is at the heart of everything we do. To help ensure our hosts have the information and support they need for their role, we provide training and regular Host Forums on relevant topics. This month we arranged a session in Harrogate which focused on …

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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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Mar 11, 2019

The Skills Project

Giving young people in Whitby, Ryedale and Scarborough the skills they need Everything we do at SASH is aimed at enabling vulnerable young people to become truly independent and move on to lead successful lives. A key part of this is helping them to access education and employment. However, 90 per cent of the 16-25 …

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Mar 6, 2019

SASH Active Money Management

“I learnt to stay away from overdrafts, cos they’re hard to get out of and can put you in serious debt.” Dom, 18 Our young people in York and Harrogate took part in a workshop last week on Money Management, run by colleagues at Nationwide. The workshop covered the range and types of bank accounts …

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Feb 26, 2019

#NoMoreKnives

“I used to carry knives with me all the time, because of things that have happened to me.  I’m not carrying them anymore but today has boosted that awareness of why I shouldn’t.” That was 16 year old Kez’s reaction after seeing the Knife Angel statue in Hull last week. The Knife Angel is a …

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Feb 25, 2019

Keeping young people safe when they can’t go home

One Nightstop Coordinator Emma James tells us about her work on the emergency accommodation referral line. “The first part of the day is picking up any Nightstop issues from last night, calling hosts to see how things went, to thank them for having the young person and give them time to discuss any concerns. They …

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