Mim takes the Roundabout way

Mim Timms
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Department store worker Mim Timms took the Roundabout approach to working with the community.

Mim, who works at the Sheffield branch of John Lewis, took part in the company’s Golden Jubilee scheme, created to give any staff member, regardless of age, seniority or length of service, the chance to work on a full or part time secondment with a UK charity for up to six months.

Mim elected to work with Roundabout, the Sheffield charity for young homeless people, and during her six months wrote a major report into re-offending rates of young people who had been supported by Roundabout, as well as mentoring some of the charity’s clients.

“I have really enjoyed my time working with the team at Roundabout and everyone has made me feel so welcome,” said Mim.

“I have been working one to one with young people, supporting them in their tenancies, alongside writing a research report which demonstrates the effectiveness of supported housing on reducing reoffending.

“I have learnt a lot about myself - it has been a brilliant opportunity,” she said.

Roundabout CEO Ben Keegan said: “It has been a delight to have Mim work with us this last six months.”