SASH (Safe and Sound Homes)

Referral address

107-109 Walmgate
York
YO1 9UA

Referral phone

01904 659610

Referral email

info@sash-uk.org.uk

Website

http://www.sash-uk.org.uk


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-25. Must have a local connection.

Who we cannot help

People with a history of arson, serious violence, burglary of dwellings or serious sexual offences. People at immediate risk of self-harm. People under the influence of drugs, alcohol or solvents. Those seeking a bail address. Anyone who might pose a risk to the safety of volunteers or other clients

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 25

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from: York – City of York Council, Salvation Army & York College; North Yorkshire - the Housing Hubs (the District Council or Foundation Housing); East Riding of Yorkshire – East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Hinge Centre in Bridlington, The Cherry Tree Centre in Beverley Hull – Hull City Council, The Warren, Hull Homeless Community Project

Referral procedure

Phone 7 days per week, 9am – 9pm (except East Riding, where normal office hours apply). Require background information about the applicant, which is obtained in an interview with the referring agency. We will conduct a police record check on everyone who is referred to our service before we place them. Please get in touch if you need a referral form. Need proof of ID.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Young people are expected to return to the referring agency for ongoing support. A short-term ‘Nightstop’ service, which we can offer for between one and fourteen nights Longer-term ‘Supported Lodgings’ service, which offers placements that last from one to two years when staying in Nightstop. In Supported Lodgings, we offer keywork sessions that give advice and support to the young people that stay with us. We also run a SASH Active scheme that gives our young people the opportunity to gain new experience as well as useful training and skills

Rooms and charges

There is no charge for the accommodation (except when exceeding 14 days)

Facilities

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  • Disabled facilities: None, though we will make reasonable adaptations to accommodate people with disabilities where possible.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

House rules decided by volunteer hosts.

Visitors

No overnight guests.

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Further information

Public transport

Transport provided to and from hosts' homes.

Volunteering

Currently have around 80 volunteer hosts. Need fundraisers. Phone 01904 652043 or email info@sash-uk.org.uk for further information.

Donations

Money. Phone 01904 652043 or email info@sash-uk.org.uk for details.


Is this page accurate?

If you work for SASH (Safe and Sound Homes) and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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