Join us for an evening of cheese and wine

Join us for another evening of cheese and wine.  Thank you to Waitrose Hereford for hosting us again and to our volunteer Seb Bowley for organising. Advertisements

Come and see SHYPP’s next showcase

Building on the success of last years My Voice performance, we’ve been back working with Toni Cook to create If you walked a mile in my shoes.  We have been offering all young people who SHYPP work with an opportunity for a creative outlet for their stories and the results have been amazing.  On the night…

Join us at our Annual Golf Tournament

Here at SHYPP we are arranging our 2nd annual Charity Golf tournament on Friday 13th April, and we need your help! At SHYPP we really want to be able to keep making a difference to the younger generation in Herefordshire by giving them the opportunity to thrive, providing them with accommodation to prevent them being…

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…