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Yorkshire Coast Youth Homeless Charity Needs Help

Yorkshire Coast Youth Homeless Charity Needs Help

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 1:10pm 24th March 2020.

SASH has told Yorkshire Coast Radio it needs support to keep helping local young people facing homelessness following the cancellation of its biggest fundraiser.

The York Sleepout was due to raise around £30,000 for the charity, but had to be cancelled last week because of the Coronavirus outbreak.

SASH helps vulnerable young people in various ways including finding rooms for those facing homelessness using 'safe hosts' along the Yorkshire Coast and across North and East Yorkshire.

Alison Seabrooke from SASH told Paddy In The Morning earlier that people are coming up with novel ways to continue to support them in the wake of the sleepout being cancelled:

"People's safety came as a priority so we cancelled the sleepout but some people are carrying on by doing a virtual sleepout in their own back garden. Others are doing a binge watch of their least favourite TV shows. Young people comes to us, quite often the relationship at home has broken down and they're kicked out. Or they are referred to us. They might be in education or employment but if you lose your home, your bed for the night, you lose the place you can have a shower, get your clothes washed, everything else starts to tumble away".

Alison's been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Paddy in the Morning..

Tracy Miller is one of SASH's Hosts in Scarborough and is currently providing Nightstop for a young woman. She has two Supported Lodgings placements and explains why she does it:

“I live by the principles to help other people evolve. Care giving is a constant learning experience, it takes grace to remain calm, kind and supportive in difficult situations. Having the right mind-set can literally change these vulnerable young people’s lives”

To help support SASH locally, visit their website here or call 01904 652043.

 

 

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