Tent City founder Anthony Cunningham told Sheffield Live! that competition among service providers is reducing the impact of public spending on homelessness. Azz Mohammed reports.
A terminally ill man suffering from brain cancer has been out on Sheffield streets dressed-up as his favourite childhood super hero Bananaman, aiming to use his time to cheer up others. Ford Mitchell has been told he may have only a few years to live and has been visiting sick children at Weston Park Hospital and talking to the homeless and those in need. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s vintage clothing store, Syd and Mallory’s on Devonshire Street, are giving away free clothes to help keep the homeless warm in the difficult winter conditions. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Homelessness charity Roundabout is organising a fundraising and awareness campaign for youth homeless in Sheffield with supporters spending the night sleeping rough. Sheffield Live! reporter Nick Coleman spoke to Katlin Hodgkinson and Claire Collingworth from Roundabout.
A new report by the End Youth Homelessness Campaign suggests public opinion greatly underestimates the scale of youth homelessness in the UK. The findings show that most people believe there are less than 50,000 homeless young people in the UK whereas studies indicate more than 83,000. The study also revealed commonly held misconceptions, with nearly half of people citing drug or alcohol addiction as among the most common reasons for homelessness. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Claire Collingworth of homelessness charity Roundabout.
Local author Craig Minto has written a collection of short stories inspired by tales of homelessness in Sheffield. Homeless Angels tells the stories of three Sheffield characters who find themselves going from riches to rags. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to the author Craig Minto.
Tent City organiser, Anthony Cunningham, told Sheffield Live! services for the homeless have improved since the closure of the Tent City camp at Park Hill flats. The Tent City campaign put the focus on support for rough sleepers by providing a temporary camp with food, water and amenities. Now the organisers are launching a sunday morning breakfast club for the homeless and have welcomed the cooperation and support of Sheffield Council. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Anthony Cunningham and Christopher Thompson.
A group of homeless people living in tents near Park Hill flats have been evicted by Sheffield Council after organisers were told to clear the site. The informal camping site for the homeless started in October last year and became known as Tent City. The site was closed down a few weeks later by organisers after the local authority stepped in to offer support for the homeless occupants. After tents reappeared in December the Council told organisers to clear the site or face a £2,000 fine. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Tent City organiser and homelessness campaigner Anthony Cunningham.
Sheffield based charity Roundabout are celebrating 40 years of helping vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness in Sheffield with an anniversary fundraising campaign. The registered charity is asking supporters to donate forty pounds each to contribute towards their annual fundraising target of two hundred thousand pounds. Sheffield Live! reporter Sham Powell spoke to Tracey Jackson, deputy chief executive.
Three young student entrepreneurs from Sheffield Hallam University have launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund the rehabilitation of a homeless man. Their aim is to raise £3,000 to provide three months accommodation, clothing, personal and employment support. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to James Radford and Jordan Smith.