Blooming ready

Massive well done to the team at Leominster Foyer, Maddy, Patrick, Jess and the young people for all their hard work in preparation for Leominster town in bloom.  Over the last months lots of gardening work has been happening on the front and back of the building.  Here are just a few photos from the…

Going back to Snow-Camp

I had a great opportunity to go on a Snow-Camp two day skiing and snow boarding course back in the summer, where I was taught the basics on how to ski. By the end of the two day course I received my Level 1 in skiing. “At the start of the course I was really nervous,…

Sparks of hope

Since working with asset coach, Alec, from SHYPP, I have started going to Livewire on Tuesday evenings and managed to get funding from The Herefordshire Community Foundation to have one on one sessions recording music for an hour each week, as well as funding to take part in the Livewire Central week. It’s not entirely possible…

When dinosaurs first walked the earth, wait that might be too far, the year is 2018!! I am a 21 year old male and I have been living and providing for myself with a little help from SHYPP for the last two years.  I’ve been suffering with mental health issues and side effects from medication….

How passing my driving test changed so many things

I am so pleased to have passed my driving test first time, it has opened many new avenues for me including job and housing opportunities for the future. I attended a Safety Awareness Course through Herefordshire Council where we discussed safety on the roads with cyclists and motorists. We went out on the bikes, rode…

Sliding with Snow-Camp

Four young people had the opportunity to go to Snow-Camp at Gloucester dry ski slope.  They took part in two days of learning to ski or snowboard and also completing some life skills training. Two young people want to develop this further and go on to the six-week accredited course in the hope they can…

My Hip Hop Nite

Huge thanks to all involved in the Hip Hop Nite.  We had live music courtesy of LAST TREE SQUAD, DJing by Mista Bliss, BBoy breakdance by Dirty Feet Dance and MCing and Rap by our very own Brandan and Jake – what a night!  Special thanks also to Chris at Close House and the staff…

The SHYPP singers at the Three Choirs Festival

Update: Many thanks to the Three Choirs Festival who have raised an amazing amount for SHYPP, you are amazing. Original Post:Not only is SHYPP this years  nominated charity for The Three Choirs Festival, we have also had the chance for some young people and staff to sing at it.  The Three Choirs Festival is a week-long…

PTS BLOG – PERSONAL TRANSITIONS SERVICE

So its been six months since we launched our pilot for PTS and it has been fabulous to see such a keen interest in it and such a great take up. We now need more coaches and volunteers..!! It is amazing to see the change in someone’s thoughts and relationship with life when they are…

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…

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…