The Crashpad scheme run by charity Herts Young Homeless (hyh) aims to provide emergency accommodation for 16 and 17 year olds that have nowhere else to go.

Do you have a spare room?

If you can provide:


  • A bed
  • Evening meal
  • Breakfast
  • Pack up Lunch (if required)
  • Access to washing facilities


Then you could be a Crashpad host. (Each placement is generally for 21 nights.)

Each host receives full support and will be paid for every night a young person stays (up to £4,250 a year tax free!)

Homeless charity, hyh, believes that safe and secure accommodation is essential in order for young people to achieve successful independent lives. In the last six months we have provided 681 bed nights for young people in need.

If you think you could help and have a spare room in Hertfordshire please call the Crashpad team on 01707 251403 so we can continue with the fantastic service!

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