AN emergency accommodation scheme for vulnerable young people is in need of volunteers in a market town.

The charity Sash offers help to 16 to 24-year-olds who have nowhere safe to stay at night.

Under its Nightstop scheme, volunteers provide an evening meal and overnight room in their homes.

Being able to place young people close to their jobs or college means they can continue their work and education.

But in the last year, two volunteers in the Richmond area have moved away and no replacement has been found for them.

The closest the charity can rehome its clients is in Northallerton or Thirsk, which the charity says is too far away from work or college for some young people to be able to manage.

SASH Director, Peter Robinson said: “Our service is all about keeping vulnerable young people safe and ensuring that a time of crisis does not become the start of a long-term cycle of homelessness and unemployment.

“A key part of this is ensuring that their future prospects are not disrupted when they are first made homeless.”

To find out more, contact SASH on 01904-652043 or via the website;