About this cause
Roundabout is Sheffield's youth housing charity providing shelter, support and life skills to over 180 young people every day. We provide emergency accommodation at our hostel for 16-21 year olds, a range of medium-term accommodation and support young people to live independently in their own home who might otherwise struggle to do so – putting them at risk of becoming homeless. Our Homeless Prevention Service offers family mediation and housing advice to young people at risk of homelessness. Our Peer Education project trains young people who have experienced homelessness to go into schools to increase awareness and understanding. We also provide programmes of training, involvement and empowerment to break the cycle of homelessness and develop long-term independent living skills.
How this cause brings people in the community together
The project will benefit young people who feel marginalised in the community and provide them with a comfortable home, giving them a better chance of successful, independent living. We aim to involve corporate volunteers on some of the properties, either as part of a 'corporate volunteer day' or by pro-bono support from apprentices who work in property maintenance, via a corporate partnership.