Sheffield charity wants to help more young people

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A charity which runs an emergency hostel for homeless young people in Sheffield is extending its services.

Roundabout is offering support to young people who may need help at home.

The Supporting Tenants project wants more young people to find out what support is available.

It was set up 14 years ago and works with more than 80 young people aged 16-24 at any given time across the whole of Sheffield, providing support to people living in council, housing association and private rented accommodation.

Roundabout’s Deputy Chief Executive, Tracey Jackson, said: “We want to work with more young people across the city in their own homes.

“Many young people struggle but may not have considered contacting us despite us being the only young person’s specialist provider giving tenancy support.”

Supporting Tenants manager Charlotte Speight said: “Our remit is quite simply to keep young people in their homes and we believe that this service is the final part of the pathway to successful independent living,”

“Although Roundabout is probably best known for its emergency hostel for young homeless people, tenancy support is a vital part of ensuring that young people attempting to make a success of independent living can do so without facing the fear of homelessness.

“Young people can find their own living space but they might need Roundabout’s support to keep it and without Roundabout’s intervention, more young tenants would be at risk - and without this service the landscape of homelessness in Sheffield could be very different.”

To find out more call Charlotte on 0114 2536797 or send an email to