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

#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…

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…