Video: Youngsters make film for Sheffield homeless charity

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A group of youngsters from Sheffield have created a film which will be used in schools to highlight the issue of homelessness.

Roof For Youths was formed in the summer by young people taking part in the National Citizenship Scheme, who wanted to raise awareness of the resources available to youngsters who are homeless or find themselves at risk of becoming so.

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The youngsters, aged 16 and 17, teamed up with charity Roundabout to raise awareness of its work and created a film about its new homeless prevention service, on Union Street, in the city centre.

The film is now ready for Roundabout outreach workers to take into schools where they run sessions on homelessness and prevention.

A Roofs For Youths spokesman said: “We are aiming to be seen by as many young people as possible in order to give them a place to go if they one day become one of the 80,000 young people who become homeless within the UK each year.”

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