Safe and Sound Homes

Safe and Sound Homes

Charity information

Safe and Sound Homes

Safe and Sound Homes (SASH) supports young people in York and North Yorkshire who are homeless, or potentially homeless, by providing a safe place to live. We do this by offering accommodation and support from one night up to 18 months. All accommodation is in the home of fully trained and vetted volunteers, our ‘hosts’.

Our ‘Short Term Emergency Accommodation’ (Nightstop) is arranged for a young person if a personal or family crisis, results in them having no home to go to. This enables all parties to explore more sustainable options, which might be a return home once mediation work with the family or carer has been undertaken.
Where returning home is not an option and if the young person meets the required criteria, longer term accommodation (Supported Lodgings) is offered. The young person is placed with a host who works with us and other agencies, such as colleges and local authorities, to act as a positive role model and provide a level of support determined by individual needs. This project aims to enable the young person to develop aspirations, responsibility, a sense of self-worth and the practical skills necessary to move on and live independently.

Founded 1996

  • Mission statement

    To tackle youth homelessness by providing young people with accommodation, support and opportunities for them to develop self-respect and achieve independence for a positive future.

  • Aims

    Safe and Sound Homes aims to:

    • The relief of poverty of persons between sixteen and twenty five years who are homeless, to advance the education amongst the public concerning the extent and consequences of homelessness amongst young people, such other charitable activities for the benefit of young homeless.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1996

    Registered Charity Number: 1054890

    Board members: 13

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 70

    Phone number: 01904 652 043

    Address: Safe and Sound Homes The Spurriergate Centre Spurriergate York YO1 9QR

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  • Nightstop Emergency Accommodation

    Safe and Sound Homes supports young people in York and North Yorkshire who are homeless, o... More