Volunteers needed to help the homeless in Sheffield

Homelessness charity Depaul UK is looking for volunteer hosts in Sheffield for a new emergency accommodation service for young people.

Nightstop Sheffield will provide overnight accommodation in the homes of trained and vetted volunteers in the city.

The new service, which is funded by a £200,000 grant from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, is aiming to recruit 45 volunteer hosts.

Amy Smith, the new service’s manager, said: “The Nightstop service is designed to stop young people, aged from 16 to 25, entering the cycle of homelessness and unemployment that can lead to this devastating outcome.

“Homelessness is rising as a result of the current economic conditions and the new Nightstop Sheffield will contribute to local provision for young people who have nowhere to call home. We want to encourage volunteers to come forward to help us make a lasting difference to young people in Sheffield this year.”

The Sheffield service will be the 34th member of Depaul UK’s Nightstop network which covers much of the UK.

Volunteer hosts provide a room, an evening meal and a listening ear.

Call 0114 2787152 to find out more.