SASH (Safe and Sound Homes)
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
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
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
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)
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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.
No overnight guests.
Transport provided to and from hosts' homes.
Currently have around 80 volunteer hosts. Need fundraisers. Phone 01904 652043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Money. Phone 01904 652043 or email email@example.com 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.