About the Guide


The Survival Guide is published by York Action on Young Homeless and was produced by Castlegate (formerly part of City of York Council Connexions Service). Castlegate is now closed. There is now a new service for young people – Young People’s Services at Clarence Street.

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, as was.

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.

Written information is no substitute for professional advice – get help if you need it.

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

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