Stories

Nathan

Nathan hasn’t been with SASH hosts for long, having moved into his placement from foster care in August, but he’s already getting stuck in with …

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Hosting during a pandemic – David’s story

“I started with supported lodging two years ago and now have my second lodger, quite different in character to the first. As with people from difficult backgrounds it can be challenging in so many different ways, but all immensely rewarding and I haven’t looked back. The great thing is that …

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Jason

“I wasn’t safe at home and I couldn’t be myself.” Jason left home when he just 16 following a difficult relationship with his mum and …

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Miah

“Nightstop for me was a new beginning; everyone was so helpful and kind, from start to finish.” When she was just three years old, Miah* was placed into care along with her sister, …

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Ali and Andrew

Each young person is different and it’s a privilege to watch someone sort themselves out and fulfill their potential. We provide the space and stability – they do the hard work and find their way in the world.

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Heather

“I came into SASH when I was 16. Social services had been involved at home for a while and things weren’t getting any better. School …

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Our Annual Review 2018-19 is out!

We are proud to present our Annual Review for 2018-19. We hope you will be inspired to read about the many ways that, along with our hosts, we helped vulnerable young people during the year. Just as importantly you can find about the many and varied ways that our supporters …

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Zena and Gerald

We can’t even imagine our sons coping like some of these young people have done, in that situation. We’ve been hosting for about nine months. We were just doing Supported Lodgings at first, …

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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, we all just argued. I left home at 16. I was homeless for about four or five days, sofa-surfing. I found somewhere else to stay, …

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Jade

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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