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…

Our film for About Face Theatre

We love working with the guys from About Face Theatre, and mediaSHYPP have had the opportunity to make a short film that explores how being a part of About Face has an impact on the lives of the actors.  It was great fun making the film, take a look and see what they do. About Face…

A successful golf tournament for SHYPP

What a fantastic day of playing golf, raising awareness of youth homelessness in Herefordshire and raising funds to support the work that SHYPP do. The event was held at Burghill Valley Golf Club which was the perfect location, with beautiful views, an amazing course and hospitable staff. The club helped with making sure the day went…

Young people ensure their voice is heard!

Young people from SHYPP and Close House have been ensuring that their voice is heard and their talents are seen, over a busy period of award ceremonies and live performances that have received both local and national recognition. Young people from SHYPP stood in front of a crowd of over 100 people packed into The…

Visitors to Leominster Foyer

Over the last few weeks we have held exciting and productive events, with a couple of visitors coming to Leominster Foyer! First we had PSCO Maddox come to talk to the residents about his job, the dangers of carrying knifes and drug use. Then we held afternoon tea for North Herefordshire MP Bill Wiggin, he watched SHYPP’s…

Job club at Ross Foyer

Sometimes the young people that we support need to claim job related benefits.  We realised that some were getting confused and ending up with sanctions in their benefits through missed appointments, unfilled job match cards and accounts.  These sanctions can then lead to problems in paying rent meaning that the young people can build up large debts….

My Voice Project – Big Lottery Funded

My Voice is a new SHYPP project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, working with Toni Cook- freelance director/creative arts practitioner. The idea behind the project is to offer all young people who SHYPP work with an opportunity for a creative outlet for their thoughts, experiences and ideas culminating in a sharing event. Since September…