Roundabout is South Yorkshire’s local youth housing charity providing shelter, support and life skills to young people aged 16-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
When Roundabout first began in 1977, we operated a small emergency hostel accommodation for young people. Over forty years later, our strategic aim is to end youth homelessness in South Yorkshire.
Roundabout now supports over 250 young people living in accommodation every day, either provided by or supported by our charity. We have a hostel, residential projects in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster and provide key services delivering comprehensive programmes of training, involvement and empowerment which help to break the cycle of homelessness and develop long term independent living skills.
We are strongly committed to preventing youth homelessness and deliver highly effective mediation and drop-in advice services as well as homeless education in schools. Our ground breaking Peer Education Project is delivered by trained volunteer Peer Educators who have experienced homelessness themselves.
Whilst our Homeless Prevention Service is there for anyone who needs support and advice, we recently found that not all vulnerable young people were coming to our drop-in to seek help. In 2018, Roundabout began to see rough sleepers in Sheffield who were aged under 25. These young people immediately became our priority, leading to us developing of a new street outreach team called Rapid Rehousing. We now have dedicated workers who actively go out into the community, identify homeless young people who need intensive support and help them to access accommodation and develop their long term living skills. So far this year, through their hard work and dedication, we have successfully housed every young person that we’ve found sleeping rough. Thank you to our supporters for enabling us to launch this service with their generous donations and to the Nationwide Foundation and Sheffield City Council for funding the service’s future.
Donate today to help give vulnerable young people in South Yorkshire a brighter future.
Registered Charity No. 1061313