The amount of young people facing homelessness is increasing. Last year, 110,000 young people in England asked their local council for help. Thousands more, find themselves sofa-surfing which puts them at risk of dropping out of education, losing their job, or of abuse by those they stay with.
In 2019, Centrepoint produced a report looking at the experiences of youth homelessness. The findings showed 73% had to sofa-surf as they had nowhere else to stay. 27% were pressured into drinking alcohol and 26% were pressurised into taking drugs. 14% were sexually assaulted and 68% said they felt unsafe whilst homeless.
Young people need your help now more than ever
SASH provides a safe and secure place to stay in the home of a volunteer host. But this is just the beginning. Each young person is given support to develop key skills that will enable them to not only live independently, but thrive in the future.
Our aim is to break the cycle of homelessness and give young people the tools and strategies they need to live a safe, stable and happy life. But they need your help to achieve this.
Until the end September, all new donations over £500 will kindly be match funded by the Four Acres Trust. If you can, please consider supporting young people at a time of crisis by donating.