Young people stories

Kiah

“It turns you into a better person” I’m 17 I’ve been in SASH about nine months. I couldn’t live at home, because my whole family, …

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I feel safe again

Feedback from a Nightstopper: Jade* was referred to our Nightstop service and stayed with some of our hosts. We were delighted to receive this letter from her a few months later, when she had moved to somewhere permanent: “When I became homeless, I didn’t trust anyone or anything. I didn’t …

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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 …

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

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 …

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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 at a hostel in York.  It wasn’t a great place to be, but it was a roof over my head. I needed somewhere stable to …

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

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 I could only blame myself if I didn’t …

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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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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 with life. I thought if I was on my own I’d have more independence. I rented a …

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