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Behind Closed Doors - Day 2: SASH

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Published at 9:13am 17th September 2013. (Updated at 10:31am 23rd September 2013)

 

More young people in Harrogate and Craven are faced with the prospect of being homeless.

On day two of our news special 'Behind Closed Doors', Stray FM spoke to youth homeless prevention charity SASH.

It provides emergency accommodation to people aged 16 to 24 and helps them get on their feet.

SASH has a network of volunteer hosts across North Yorkshire - including in Harrogate and Craven. They offer their spare room for a night or more whilst help is sought for the individual.

The scheme, called Nightstop, is an emergency service for young people at a time of crisis. It also runs a Supported Lodgings scheme for those who need somewhere long-term to stay whilst they learn skills to live independently.

There are different reasons why a young person might become homeless. Many find themselves in a situation at home, which they feel they need to move away from.

Young people faced with being homeless can come from all backgrounds, regardless of the area's affluence or deprivation.

SASH revealed to Stray FM that Harrogate is its second busiest area in North Yorkshire, after Scarborough.

Stacey Blackwell, from Otley, is a volunteer host. She says there is a recurring issue that drives people away from home: "Lots of teenagers find themselves in a situation where they are not liked by their step-parent.

"Rows ensue, things get very difficult and heated at home and eventually they decide that their only option is to come away from that situation.

"And they are homeless, essentially. They've got nowhere else to go."

Hear Stray FM's special report on youth homelessness:Stacey Blackwell, SASH host

 
SASH is always in need of more volunteer hosts to provide a bed for the night in North Yorkshire, York and the East Riding.

There is more information here.

Right: Stacey Blackwell is a volunteer host for SASH

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