Katie* arrived in Sheffield in difficult circumstances. She came with her partner, Rob*, and her two young children after fleeing severe domestic abuse from a former partner in another city. She had experienced terrible violence and psychological abuse and finally had to escape for her own safety.
In 1989, Lee was 16 years old. He lived at home with his mum but they both found it difficult. She was a single parent and they constantly had arguments. She felt that things had got so bad that they were no longer able to live under the same roof. Not wanting Lee to sleep […]
“A couple of years ago, things got too much for me at home. I’d completely gone off the rails and my mum couldn’t cope. She kicked me out, so at the age of 19, I became homeless. I was referred to Roundabout’s hostel and when I first arrived, everything was really overwhelming. Finding myself in […]
When Shauna was just 9 years old, her mum passed away. The grief put a huge strain on the family, and her relationships with her dad and brother began to suffer.
When Shauna was just 9 years old, her mum passed away. The grief put a huge strain on the family, and her relationships with her dad and brother began to suffer. A few years later, when Shauna was 12, her Nan passed away which meant the already strained relationships began to get worse. As Shauna […]
Meet Jessie! She’s been volunteering with the Fundraising & Communications Team at Roundabout since the start of April. She comes in once a week for a few hours to help with any jobs that need doing, from admin work to researching news about homelessness to share on social media. She has also helped us at […]
Nineteen year old Jade is a bright, radiant and confident young person. Jade has been living in Roundabout’s hostel since the start of 2016 and we’re very pleased how far she has come since the beginning of the year. Having grown up in Leicester, she moved to Sheffield four years ago to be closer to […]
Five years ago David became homeless in difficult family circumstances. He moved into Roundabout’s hostel at the age of 19. From there he moved around different projects in Sheffield but David thinks Roundabout was ‘the best’! He found the staff ‘really supportive’; he says they really care and think it’s more than just a job. […]
I was 15 years old when I lost my Dad. I was in shock. I couldn’t stay in the house he died in for long so still went to school. I carried on studying and sat my GCSE exams a few months after his death. I had to leave my dad’s house so I left […]
Maisie is 20 and has a passion for horses. She loves to ride, look after and teach them. She has only quite recently moved to Sheffield and even more recently became homeless. To start fresh Maisie, her sister and her mum moved to Sheffield with her mum’s new partner. Maisie even found a way to […]