Host a homeless youth in need

What is Hosting?

We help young people aged 16-25 years who are facing homelessness by providing safe accommodation, within the homes of our ‘hosts’. This could be either overnight or for a few days as part of our emergency Nightstop service, or for longer (from a few months up to two years) in our Supported Lodgings scheme. Our services are as much about supporting young people to resolve the problems which have led to them becoming homeless as they are about putting a roof over their head.

What is a host?

A host is a term we use to describe the people that offer their spare rooms to a young person that has been referred to SASH in need of a safe place to stay. SASH hosts receive a payment to cover the costs of having a young person to stay, so they are never out of pocket. This will cover things like meals, hot water and clean washing. All hosts receive training from the SASH team as well as being allocated a dedicated Host Coordinator to take care of them throughout their placement and give them all the information they need about their young person. Read hosts’ stories.

Hosting is safe. We take referrals from different agencies in the region and we do not offer any young person a place before they have been through a full assessment. This includes a Police National Computer (PNC) check.

Hosts are supported every step of the way. SASH is on the end of the phone 24 hours a day and all hosts have a member of the SASH team dedicated to supporting them in their role.

Next Steps

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For more information about how SASH processes your personal information see our privacy notices.

Georgia's story

"When I was 11 my mum died, and when I was 12 my dad died. It was tough, but it happens."

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Become a host for SASH

Find out more about hosting for SASH and how to apply.

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Rachel, Supported Lodgings Host

"It’s nice to be a safety net for young people for whom all the other safety nets seem to have fallen through. "

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