Category: youth homelessness

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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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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Feb 21, 2019

The Sleepout is back!

York’s original and best Sleepout is back for 2019 Our annual Sleepout raises money that comes directly to support our work. This year the event is being held in the grounds of Bootham School and anyone who wants to help homeless young people is welcome! Every year, SASH helps over 300 young people who are …

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Feb 5, 2019

Welcome to our new hosts

We had a bumper turn-out for our Host Training Session last month! Eight potential hosts from Goole, Harrogate and York took part in our latest training session, in preparation for joining us as volunteer hosts for our emergency Nightstop scheme. The session was run by our Hull and East Riding Manager Kirsty Clark and Nightstop …

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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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Feb 1, 2019

Coles Solicitors raise £19,500 for SASH

Thanks to our local business supporters we’ve had a great start to the year Coles Solicitors in York chose SASH as their Charity of the Year in 2018 and have raised £19,500 to help us prevent youth homelessness. The firm’s creative approach to fundraising included a ‘virtual ball’, where people stayed at home and instead …

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Jan 31, 2019

Lady Lumley’s Sleepout for SASH

Students at Lady Lumley’s school in Pickering slept out in freezing conditions for SASH last Friday. Head of House Oliver Reynolds organised the sponsored sleepout (in tents!) and 12 students took part on Friday 18 January. Our colleague Nicky Taylor-Olsson gave a talk on the evening about our work, before the students put their heads …

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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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Dec 21, 2018

A Christmas Thank You

As we approach the Christmas break, we want to say a special thank you to everyone who has donated Christmas gifts for our young people and hosts. To our supporters at Menwith Hill, Benenden Health, the University of York, Northern Rail, York Dungeons, the Helmsley Group, Sainsbury’s and The Lodge, and to our friends Carol …

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