Safe homes and better futures
for young people in South London

Safe, empathetic, transparent,
flexible and professional services

We help young people
to access training

Creative service design
that meet young people's needs

Who we are

Established in 1981, CAYSH is a South London charity delivering accommodation, advice and support services for young people facing homelessness.

Every night we provide a safe place to stay for more than 250 young people who would otherwise be homeless.  We provide advice and guidance to thousands more facing homelessness and other challenges. CAYSH today has more than 120 staff and volunteers and income well in excess of £5m.


Our Vision

For all young people CAYSH meets to have a safe place to call home and opportunities to the best chance in life.


We are

    • Safe for young people
    • Realistic and fair
    • Flexible and transparent
    • Honest and compassionate
    • Professional and empathetic


We aim to



CAYSH will continue to deliver and improve its service user engagement activity to empower service users to achieve their potential and to contribute to the development of its high quality, person-centred services, and its policies and procedures. CAYSH will support and evidence its achievements and activities through the use of efficient and transparent business systems and processes.




CAYSH will continue to deliver elements of (or all of) progression pathways for young people facing homelessness to the complete satisfaction of commissioners and funders. A significant element of this involves continually ensuring every aspect of a service can be measured and reported on. Going forwards CAYSH will continue to conceive, pilot and promote new service models and adaptations to existing service models that meet the nees of both service users and commissioners.

Learning and growth:


CAYSH has succeed by maintaining a highly talented and motivated workforce able to form trusted relationships quickly and inspire young people effectively. CAYSH’s Our People strategy sets out how this will be achieved over the life of this plan and will ensure the organisation continues to comprise high performing teams who deliver results for service users and commissioners/funders alike.




CAYSH will continue to foster its enterprising culture to make more efficient use of its resources to diversify its income streams. It will continue to innovate in service delivery and exceed the expectations of its service users and funders by recruiting motivated and talented people and equipping them to achieve.