Category: youth homelessness

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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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 23, 2019

Thank you Sainsbury’s Scarborough

We were delighted to meet our supporters from Sainsbury’s in Scarborough yesterday We were there to say thank you in person to Sharron and her colleagues, who have provided much appreciated support for our work in the area over the past year, not least by raising over £2,000 for SASH! As well as raising money, …

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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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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 9, 2019

Sleepout Success!

£24,347 and counting! That’s how much we’ve raised from the 2019 York Sleepout, thanks to our amazing supporters and volunteers. A record 110 people took part last Friday night. There were and local businesses, individuals, families with children. As always, there was a wonderful atmosphere, a great buzz as people arrived, set up their shelters …

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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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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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