Young people stories

Jordan

My mum kicked me out when I was 18. The next day I went to the Hinge Centre in Bridlington. I didn’t know it was …

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Jessie

My mum died when I was 10. I was born in Scarborough, my mum was Scottish. My dad left when I was two.  We weren’t well off, it wasn’t the most financially stable of families. We moved around a lot. But she was great mum, she taught me to look …

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Adam

I had a fall-out with my family and left home when I was 16. I’m 20, I’ve been in SASH for about 2 years. When …

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Hasabo

Hasabo was brought into the UK as part of the National Transfer Scheme procedure in February 2017. He spent time at a welcome centre in Harrogate before moving in with a SASH host. …

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"Without SASH I don’t know what I would have done." Oakley

Lauren

If I hadn’t come into SASH I don’t think I’d be doing very well if I’m honest.  It’s helped me so much. I was living …

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Jordan

When I had to leave my home, I was really excited about SASH because I felt it had a lot of potential. It meant that …

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Oakley

I’m 17. My mum left when I was two. Me and my dad never got on. We were arguing all the time and I kept running away.   I never wanted to be in the house, I hated it. I felt happier outside, staying in tents, away from my dad. …

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"I think SASH has been the making of me." Zoe

Julia

I left home at 16. I was living with my dad, but I felt like where I was I couldn’t be myself. I just wanted to go out and work and get on …

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James

James spent two weeks in Nightstop before going into Supported Lodgings. He explains how he became homeless and how he got the help he needed. I’m 19. I’m the second oldest of six in my family. I’m a carer for my eight year old brother, who has autism.  He’s the …

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Hannah

Hannah left home at 14 after problems with her family. She lived with her grandparents for just under a year, and started sofa-surfing with friends when she couldn’t stay with them any longer. At 18 she moved in with her boyfriend and lived with him for a while, until they …

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