Richmondshire District Council

What is @ the Hub?

The Hub is a homelessness and advice service for young people across Richmondshire.  It provides support and advice to young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The Hub brings youth homelessness services together under one roof, with representatives from North Yorkshire County Council, Richmondshire District Council and local housing providers all working together to provide the best service for young people who need housing advice and support.

Who is eligible?

All young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness can be referred to the Hub, as well as any young person who needs more general advice on issues such as tenancies, deposits and housing benefits.

Hub staff will:

  • Talk through options 
  • Answer any questions 
  • Take into account the young person's wishes and feelings
  • Provide a support worker
  • Support young people to remain at home or in other suitable living arrangements where possible

Accommodation options

  • SASH (Safe and Sound Homes): Volunteers who provide a bed for the night in their own homes. Could you become a host for SASH? They are currently looking for hosts in Richmondshire to help support young people. All hosts receive payment to cover the cost of hosting. SASH also has supported lodgings in some areas for up to two years. 
  • Foundation and YMCA: Foundation has a range of accommodation available to young people from supported hostels to resettlement accommodation. Foundation can also support young people when they are released from prison
  • No Wrong Door is a new way of providing support to young people who are within or leaving the care system


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