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Safe homes and better futures for young people

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2013-14 Annual Review

CAYSH's annual review for the year to 31 March 2014 is now published online.

Featuring news, statistics and the case study of one very brave young woman, click on the image to take a look back at the last year with CAYSH.


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'No Second Night Out' service launched

CAYSH's POD night shelter, funded by Homeless Link under the No Second Night Out initiative, is up and running in Croydon. This project provides emergency accommodation for 18-25 year olds who would otherwise face a night on the streets and all the risks that go with rough sleeping. Click here for more

Want to earn some £ from a spare room while helping end youth homelessness?

We need more people to help with our lodgings services across Bexley, Bromley. Croydon, Greenwich, Southwark and Wandsworth. You can earn upwards of £70 per week on top of the rental income for supporting a young person who might otherwise be forced to sleep rough.

We will provide you with comprehensive training and support so you can play a part in providing safe homes and better futures for young people.

Find out more

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Young Parents in Sutton The CAYSH Young Parent Project in Sutton is an accommodation and support service for seven young women who arrive in the latter stages of pregnancy and move on with their babies. We work with them to deliver independent living skills so they can move on sustainably to safe and secure homes.
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You can now donate to CAYSH using your mobile phone, with your donation added to your next mobile phone bill. E.g. to donate £5 to CAYSH text: CAYS01 £5 to 70070.  Every penny of your donations will be used to support our volunteering programme for young people helping them gain invaluable workplace experience.
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CAYSH receives Private Renting Champions Award We are delighted to have received the Private Renting Champions Award from Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people - for our CRIAS Light service. The service has helped more than 150 homeless people find and keep private rented housing over the last two years. Leslie Morphy, chief executive of Crisis, said: “Homeless people really struggle to overcome so many hurdles when trying to find a decent place to call home. The work of schemes like CAYSH's is crucial. Crisis is really pleased to acknowledge their efforts through this Champions award.” Click on the logo to see what Crisis said.
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The Zone is our appointmentless advice service for young people based at the Croydon Turnaround Centre. We help more than 1000 people each month aged 14-21, along with their families. Click on the logo for more information.
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Placing homeless 16 and 17 year olds in 'B&B' accommodation is far from desirable. That's why Sutton Council first developed STOP and now we've rolled one out in Croydon too. These short-stay accommodation projects allow young people to see if they really do want to leave home yet or to improve home-life so they can return.
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CAYSH's service for single 18-24 year olds in Croydon and single people 18+ in Sutton who need to rent a room in a shared house to avoid homeless, but are unable to. CRIAS Light is a rent-in advance service funded by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
We help hundreds of people find new homes each year with CAYSH's Rent in Advance Services. We enable people to get into private rented accommodation when finances alone might otherwise prevent them.
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CAYSH’s Emergency Lodgings Accommodation Network service delivers Supported Lodgings across South East London for 16-21 year olds who have left home unplanned and need some breathing space to consider their future.
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CAYSH's key service user involvement programme enables young people we help house to develop work place skills and rebuild their self-esteem. Those who get involved gain valuable skills and, quite often, employment.