Homeless kids helped

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SHEFFIELD charity Nomad has launched a new scheme to help homeless people find a place to live.

Funding from the national Crisis PRS Access Development Programme will enable the scheme to run for the next 12 months and support 40 homeless people.

Nomad’s new SmartRenting project will work with a local lettings agent to offer support for homeless people in Sheffield to access housing in the private rented sector.

The scheme will help young people aged 18-25 who are homeless but do not meet Sheffield Council’s criteria for priority housing.

They will receive training to understand and maintain their tenancies.

Nomad’s chief executive Hilda Francis says: “‘Nomad is delighted to offer support to vulnerable young people.”