On the lead up to the festive period, many of us are beginning to wind down from work and school and gear up for the
How South Yorkshire Schools and Staff are supporting Local Youth Homeless Charity
On the lead up to the festive period, many of us are beginning to wind down from work and school and gear up for the holidays. Scrambling to get our last minute presents and prepare for the big day that we’ll (hopefully) be spending with family and friends.
Homeless Young People in 2019-20
There are too many homeless young people doing their best to stay in education, but unfortunately find it hard to function at school – studies show that sleep deprivation makes it much harder for the brain to receive information, which means their grades suffer. Even short-term homelessness can have a long-term effect on a young person’s life.
Every year around this time, the Unique team usually ventures out searching for the perfect Christmas presents to offer our schools and staff as a small token of appreciation for working with us over the course of the year. However, this year is a little different, instead of offering presents, we’ll be donating to our local youth homeless charity Roundabout on behalf of our schools and staff..
Roundabout provides shelter, support and life skills to young people aged 16-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness throughout South Yorkshire. Having started in 1977, Roundabout have grown their services in line with local needs, housing young people in a variety of accommodation to suit their individual circumstances. .
They support young people from a range of backgrounds including those seeking support leaving the care system; those involved in the Youth Justice system; and individuals who are struggling to live at home for a variety of reasons. .
Supporting over 300 young people every day, they provide key services delivering comprehensive programmes of training, involvement and empowerment which help to break the cycle of homelessness and develop long term independent living skills. .
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The last 12 months have been extremely difficult for educational professionals, the global pandemic contributing with a multitude of challenges. Causing uncertainty and mass disruption