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Joined the Campaign: December 2017

Who’s involved? The campaign in Sheffield is being led by Roundabout, a youth homelessness charity. They are currently working to get different partners involved including other homelessness organisations, universities and community groups.

Context: Sheffield has had growing numbers of people sleeping on the street in recent years. From June to November 2017 over 400 different people engaged with the city’s street homelessness team and identified as being street homeless for at least one night. There is already a lot of public support to end homelessness in Sheffield, so it is hoped this can be built on through the campaign.

What has happened so far? Ben Keegan CEO of Roundabout and Quintina Crozier, Homeless Prevention Service Manager at Roundabout attended the November 2017 annual gathering of cities. They used the opportunity to begin sharing knowledge with other cities to plan their activities for 2018.

Voices of people with lived experience:  The campaign is at an early stage in Sheffield, but Roundabout ensure that they put the voices of people who are experiencing homelessness at the centre of their work. Here you can read here about Shauna and Sam and how Roundabout have helped them to overcome Homelessness.

What’s next? Sheffield have begun working on their campaign plans for the year and are hoping to carry out their Connections Week in Spring 2018.

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