Shropshire Association for Supported Housing (SASH) was established in 1972 when it was recognised that people who were living or recovering from mental health issues had very little support and help to move into living independently, When it started, SASH had three properties, which increased in 1985 to a point where it could accommodate 42 people.
Today, there is a Board of Directors, each of whom offers their time voluntarily, who bring their expert knowledge, skills and experience to ensure the quality of the business and the service being offered is efficient, appropriate and consistent.
The day-to-day running of SASH is overseen by Head of Housing, Paul Forsythe. Paul manages all the properties and is the key liaison with the Community Mental Health teams and other relevant services. Paul is supported by a business support officer and a housing officer.
In 2019, Paul signed the Armed Forces Covenant on behalf of SASH, declaring that SASH will work with Veterans where possible and offer accommodation to those suffering with Mental Health issues. Read more about that here.
SASH also subscribe to The Housing Ombudsman and the National Housing Federation (NHF).
If you are aged 18 or over, are recovering from or have an enduring mental health issue and feel SASH accommodation may suit you, or someone you know, please contact us for details on how to apply.