Journey to success

Written by George I have lived in the foyer for a year now. John my worker has helped me through hard times, helped me get on the right track with supporting me with budgeting, cleaning and looking after myself.  I feel that moving on to a move on flat is like an award that I’ve…

Why we are taking part in the SHYPP Sleep out?

Toni Cook “I’m sleeping out for SHYPP to help raise funds and awareness of the great work that this organisation does with young people aged 18-25 who have experienced homelessness.I am privileged to work with some fantastic young people at SHYPP who through our creative work are given a voice and an opportunity to express themselves. The…

Piloting the Personal Transitions Service

PTS & Asset Coaching – What is it? Mayday Trust, an organisation working with people experiencing homelessness based in Oxford, developed the Personal Transitions Service (PTS) which is a highly personalised approach that builds on individuals strengths, talents and abilities. This radical new way of working utilises existing resources that local communities have to offer…

Jay is running a marathon for SHYPP

I’m running (or attempting to run) the Glencoe trail marathon Glencoe trail marathon, a tough off road 26.2 miles in the Scottish wilderness with a total ascent of 1,608m to raise money for SHYPP (our chosen charity) which helps young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The Glencoe Marathon, the first marathon…

Thank you to all our supporters

It’s important to think about what we have and to say thank you. We want to say thank you to all our supporters who help to make SHYPP happen. Here are some of our young people talking about what has happened in their lives.

Join the SHYPP Sleep out

If you want to get involved in our annual SHYPP Sleep Out check out the details on the following poster.  You can also watch last years film to get an idea of whats in store.

I’m a person

I’m a person is a series of stories about what people have gained by being supported by or working for SHYPP.  Here is the film and follow this link to find out how you can SponsorSHYPP

#whereami? Exhibition at The Courtyard Hereford

Where Am I? Is an exploration of self and identity, place and environment, journeys and stories. For our summer project, we teamed up with Jaime Jackson from New Leaf and the Treeline project and James Baker from Hereford MAKE to devise a new exhibition currently underway at the Courtyard Hereford in the excellent Gallery space…

SHYPP’s General Election Youth Debate

Written by Seb Bowley, SHYPP Volunteer The recent call for a snap general election from the Prime Minister sparked many conversations that I had with people from all generations. The same question kept coming up, who should I vote for? One of these conversation was with SHYPP staff on the night of our Cheese and Wine fundraiser and…

Exploring our past and looking to our futures

Recently we have seen how giving young people the space and support to use creative writing to share their thoughts has had beautiful and moving results.  Toni Cook has written a guest blog which explains what happens in our writers group, which she leads. ‘Its difficult to quantify the impact that the writers group is…

Cheese and Wine night at Waitrose!

On Monday 8th May 2017, a fabulous evening of cheese and wine tasting was held at Waitrose hereford, raising awareness of youth homelessness in Herefordshire and raising funds to support the work that SHYPP provide to young people across Herefordshire. All of the cheese and wines were provided from Waitrose and the specialist Muriel Holmes…

Down in the Garden

“I am attending a group called Phocas, where we are learning to plant flowers, cut flowers, grass cutting, tidying up gardens and also the business side of gardening. I am enjoying getting my hands dirty and getting outdoors, I often come back covered in mud, but its worth it.   I have learnt a lot since…