Stories

Gill

She was petrified, because she was coming to live with a stranger I’d thought about fostering previously, but it felt like a step too far. …

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David

There’s a lot of young people who have nowhere to go, and it’s just heartbreaking I started offering Nightstop in July last year. I did that for a short while, but then decided that Supported Lodgings would suit me better – I found it hard asking a young person to …

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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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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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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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Jess

I first heard about SASH when I was 16. I’d left home after falling out with my parents and a Connexions worker at college told me that SASH was an option for me. I was very lucky because I had a family friend that I moved in with instead, so …

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Denise and Brian

Denise and Brian live in Selby have been SASH hosts since 2013. We moved in to this house two years ago and it had a spare bedroom, and I wanted it to be for someone to sleep in, not just get filled up with junk! Some time later I saw …

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