About the Guide


The Survival Guide is published by York Action on Young Homeless and produced by Castlegate (part of City of York Council Connexions Service).

This 24th edition is funded through the generosity of the Ed De Nunzio Charitable Trust as well as donations from many of the organisations that distribute and advertise in the guide.

This edition was updated by Emma James with help from the Castlegate team.

Thanks also to Becky Ward and Calum Scholey from City of York Council, Stephen Hodgkins from the York Advice Partnership, Liz Hare from YorSexual Health and Liz Wilson from the Welfare Benefits Unit.

The information in the Guide is correct, to the best of our knowledge, at time of going to press. Written information is no substitute for professional advice – get help if you need it.

If you would like to order copies, or comment on the Survival Guide, please contact Emma James at Castlegate on 01904 555400.

York Action on Young Homeless is a registered charity (No. 1013839).

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