Opportunity, discovery and learning
The young people we help in Supported Lodgings have many issues to contend with – isolation, low self-esteem, poor educational attainment and mental health concerns to name just a few.
SASH Active offers experiences and opportunities to help address these issues: connecting with other members of their community through volunteering projects; residential trips where they can test themselves to the limit, and surprise themselves when they succeed; visiting new places or discovering new things to do. SASH Active offers things that most young people would normally have the chance to do. It’s just that those we help haven’t had that chance.
Our young people have a say in how the activities are run and the programme is delivered with help from local businesses, community groups and trusts.
The results are young people who feel more confident, who have broader horizons and new aspirations.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
“I REALLY enjoyed the show, it was absolutely AMAZING, I was howling the whole way through. My favourite bit was the wall in the play, that was REALLY funny. Thank you so much to the people who gave us the tickets.” Beth
'Enable' wins York Community Pride Award
We are delighted to report that ‘Enable’ has won the York Community Pride Award for Best Community Project!
SASH Active at the Rainbow Centre
The Rainbow Centre, a Scarborough social action project for people in crisis, needed a refresh of one of their therapy rooms. After talking to SASH Support Worker Tiffany Wilkey, it became obvious that the work would be a perfect project for our SASH Active programme.