The hostel provides emergency and medium-stay accommodation for homeless single young people, aged 16 to 21.
It has been recently renovated, provides a safe place for 19 young people to stay. All bedrooms are single and en-suite with modern and comfortable furniture.
Young people can stay at the hostel for up to 6 weeks, which can then be extended to 6 months if they need continued support. Breakfast is provided for residents and there are facilities available to cook throughout the day.
Upon arriving at the hostel residents are assigned a staff member called a 'key worker' who works with them. Together they then produce a 'needs assessment', which identifies where the young person might need support.
While at the hostel residents are given multiple opportunities to learn life skills, increasing their independence. Volunteers visit the hostel and run fun activities, such as crafts, sports and cooking. If you are interested in volunteering your time to enhance the lives, experience and learning of residents please do get in touch.
Adjacent to the hostel, Roundabout has 5 self-contained flats, providing a home for 8 young people.
Residents have the same 'key work' and support provision as residents in the core hostel, but they will have started or are working towards some form of education, training or employment. If they cannot sustain or access this, they will be given the opportunity to move back into the core hostel and work more intensively with staff to secure training or employment. They will otherwise be supported in finding a more suitable form of accommodation.
For more information about the Roundabout Hostel, contact us on 0114 2589829.