Roundabout’s Employment and Skills Worker works across all our services guiding and motivating young people towards sustainable education, training and employment.
Roundabout’s specialist Drug and Alcohol Support Worker, Debbie, works with young people who are housed, supported or advised by Roundabout.
In 2012 Roundabout also opened a four bedroom house in Doncaster to provide care and support to young people preparing to leave care. In 2016, the service moved to a bigger house at a different location, which caters for up to six young people. The project is staffed throughout the day and night and is normally accessed by Doncaster Social Workers. However, we do welcome referrals from other local authorities.
In 2016, Roundabout took on a new property as part of the Resettlement Team.The property can house up to six young people at one time and is primarily for young people leaving care to prepare for independent living. The project is staffed throughout the day and night.
The Resettlement Team has around 45 bed spaces around the city. These units are available for young people to prepare for independent living in a semi-supported housing setting. The single units are primarily for young people referred by either Social Services or Sheffield Youth Justice Service however, any other referral where funding is provided will be considered.
Supporting Tenants is a project that supports young people living in their own home. The service works across the whole of Sheffield and can support people living in council, housing association and private rented accommodation. Supporting Tenants works in partnership with young people to provide the level of support necessary for them to maintain their own tenancies and empowering them to continue this once support has been withdrawn.
Roundabout is strongly committed to preventing young people from becoming homeless and believes home is the best place to be if it is safe to be there. Read more about Drop-in Advice, Mediation and Peer Education.
The hostel provides safe accommodation for 19 homeless single young people, aged 16 to 21 on an emergency and medium-stay basis. All bedrooms are single and en-suite with modern and comfortable furniture. Breakfast is provided for residents and there are facilities available to cook throughout the day.