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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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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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 …

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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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