News

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 24, 2019

Your Change, Their Future

The Queens Hotel in York has raised over £2,880 for SASH, enough to cover the expenses for 155 nights of emergency accommodation. This impressive amount has been raised because the hotel is taking part in Your Change, Their Future.  The campaign works by inviting hotel guests to donate their spare change in a specially printed …

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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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Dec 11, 2018

Grow your tenner

“When I turned 16 my Mum kicked me out. It was Christmas Eve.” Abi* When Abi had to leave home she didn’t know what to do or who to turn to. We gave her a safe place to live with one of our hosts, and the support she needed so that after two years she …

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