The Direct Access hostel provides emergency and medium-stay accommodation for homeless single young people, aged from 16 to 21.
The Roundabout hostel, which 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 upto 6 weeks, which can then be extended to 6 months if they need continued support and accommodation be needed. Breakfast is provided for residents and there are facilities available to cook throughout the day. When coming the hostel residents are given a key worker who works with them to produce a needs assessment and structured programme of life skills. Volunteers also visit the hostel and run fun activities, such as crafts, sports and cooking.
Adjacent to the hostel, Roundabout has an additional 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.