Winter Appeal 2022

Help a Vulnerable Young Person this Winter

For some young people, winter is lonely. It is isolating. It is a time when they feel unsafe, unwanted and unloved. This is the reality for many young people facing homelessness, this winter.

Many young people like Katie face homelessness because of a family breakdown, to flee violence or are simply leaving the care system with nowhere else to go. Many come to SASH with little or no belongings and need a safe and warm place to stay, at a time of crisis.

Your generosity could provide that safe haven and the support needed for a young person to work towards living – and thriving – independently.

Below are a few examples on how your donations could make a difference.  But you can give as little or as much as you can afford.  All donations will be gratefully received.

A travel fare to a safe place

£10 could pay for bus or train fare to get a young person to safe accommodation for the night.

A winter coat

£30 could pay for a winter coat.

A safe haven for a weekend

£50 could pay for a safe haven for a young person to stay for the weekend.

A safe haven for a week

£150 could provide a warm and safe place for a young person to stay for a week.

Vital employability workshops

£300 could pay for employability workshops to get a young person into work.

Give the gift of a brighter future, this winter

With your help, we can give more people, like Katie the support they need to reach their potential, fulfil their dreams and live happy independent lives.

"When I found SASH, my life changed."

“I couldn’t stay a home any longer. I would be called the most awful names daily and told that I was worthless.

Read Katie's story

Homeless in a pandemic

“Sofa surfing with friends became much harder with COVID-19 - even friends would turn me away…”

Read more

"The police warned me not to go home"

With no room of her own, no privacy, no space to study and a violent parent at home, Nightstop was a lifeline for Abi.

Read Abi's story

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