Helping hand for 800 Sheffield homeless youngsters

Local charity, Roundabout, has recently completed a ground-breaking two year project to help hundreds of homeless young people achieve practical knowledge that will help them with the transition into long term accommodation.  Since 1977, Roundabout has worked tirelessly to support and empower Sheffield's homeless young people. As well as offering emergency hostel accommodation the charity places an emphasis on practical education, to help the young people develop and take advantage of the choices open to them.
Local charity, Roundabout, has recently completed a ground-breaking two year project to help hundreds of homeless young people achieve practical knowledge that will help them with the transition into long term accommodation. Since 1977, Roundabout has worked tirelessly to support and empower Sheffield's homeless young people. As well as offering emergency hostel accommodation the charity places an emphasis on practical education, to help the young people develop and take advantage of the choices open to them.
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Sheffield-based charity Roundabout has helped almost 800 young homeless people through a two-year project.

The initiative, funded by a £58,960 grant from energy company Scottish Power, aimed to help youngsters with skills such as budgeting, debt management and housekeeping so they could move into long-term accommodation.

Youngsters helped by Sheffield charity Roundabout

Youngsters helped by Sheffield charity Roundabout

A money advice worker has been taken on who has helped more than 798 vulnerable young people.

Ben Keegan, chief executive of Roundabout, said: “We are grateful to Scottish Power for funding our work with young people who have been homeless.

“Fuel poverty and debt can cause a great deal of worry to the young people we support, many of whom face challenging situations and housing problems. The scheme enabled us to address these issues, ensure young people remain debt-free and have better quality of life.”

Ann Loughrey, of Scottish Power, said: “We are delighted to have supported the project.”