Beyond The Lens: A contemporary response to the Derek Evans archive

Hi all and a Merry Christmas!  Hopefully you’ve all had the chance to read our latest SHYPPing Forecast newsletter and have found out about what SHYPP have been up to over the last few months.  One highlight has been the opening of our Beyond The Lens Exhibition: A contemporary response to the Derek Evans archive, open…

Couch to 5k to Marathon – by Jay Dudley

a.k.a My Guide to going from Coco the Clown to Mo Farah in less than 8 months This is my first blog and if I’m honest the only reason I’m writing this is because Lisa Pickard at Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association said I should give it a go. And that’s how this whole thing…

Its ok to not be ok

“Depression is the third leading cause of illness and disabilities amongst adolescents.  Violence, poverty, humiliation and feeling devalued can increase the risk of developing mental health problems.”  The World Health Organisation 2017. Homelessness and mental health often go hand in hand. Poor mental health can create the circumstances which can cause a person to become…

What an inspirational day

What a great Inspire day to launch our Personal Transitions Service in Herefordshire. Were you inspired? I was.! We wanted to introduce young people we work with to the idea of Asset Coaching and get them to think about what their assets actually are.  We also invited other agencies including Homelessness officers and Mental Health Recovery…

The High Sheriff visits Leominster Foyer

We love inviting people around and putting on a tasty tea.  This time we invited Lady Lisvane, The High Sheriff of Herefordshire, the young people and our amazing baker, Jess put on a fine show.  It was great to talk about what we’ve been doing at SHYPP and for some of the guys to talk…

SHYPP Sleep out, we reached our target

On Friday October 6th SHYPP held their second annual sleepout which was held in a car park in the city centre.  We were astounded by the community response and we had 45 sleepers who swapped their beds for sleeping bags to raise money and awareness for homeless young people of Herefordshire. Thankfully it didn’t rain…

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

UPDATE: To find out how Jay got on follow this link to his guest blog, read this blog first though. 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…

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, whether you donate money, your time, your wedding presents or publicise what we do, you really do make a difference to young people in Herefordshire and help to make SHYPP happen. Listen…

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