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Welcome to the hyh media & PR centre. The Media centre provides a full service to journalists about hyh work on issues that affect young homeless people in Hertfordshire, its services and  fundraising initiatives.

If you are a journalist and have a media enquiry, please contact us:

Phone: 03333 202 384 (local rate)
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Hours: 9am to 5pm

If you have an urgent out-of-hours media enquiry, please call 07710 214 417



Key Spokespeople


Helen ElliotHelen Elliott
Chief Executive

Helen is an energetic and experienced CEO with ten years’ experience in senior leadership/strategic positions within the voluntary sector. She is passionate about empowering young people and their families and has seen, first hand, the impact of homelessness having previously worked as both a youth counsellor and Mediation Services Manager.

Helen is attracted by the values she sees demonstrated by hyh which centre on empowerment, equality, confidence-building and people taking time out to listen


Kathryn Salmon
Head of Fundraising


Having spent 7 years in the Leisure industry, Kathryn joined hyh in 1998, and is now the charity’s longest serving employee. She now heads the Fundraising department and can regularly be found undertaking some competitive challenge in order to help the cause.


Debbie Wood
Director of Business


Debbie joined hyh in 2004 and has worked in the homeless sector for 19 years. After working in a residential hostel for homeless young people involving outreach and community work with those at risk of losing their tenancies, Debbie moved to Watford New Hope Trust, managing their day centre.


Sally Scott
Director of Operations


Having worked with young people and vulnerable adults for over 20 years, Sally joined hyh in 2007. Sally has a wide range of experience in both the local authority and voluntary sector and is passionate about the services we provide and the people we support.