Sheffield Tent City, the camp set up outside Park Hill flats has packed up as residents have now been offered alternative accommodation. A solitary tent and an old caravan remain on the site set up to provide a safe place to sleep for the city’s homeless and raise public awareness of homelessness. The initiative was boosted by donations of food and blankets from the general public. Sheffield City Council has offered accommodation to all of the Tent City residents. Organiser Anthony Cunningham has pledged to set up a new shelter for the homeless. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s ‘Tent City’, set up outside Park Hill flats to assist some of the local homeless, has been benefiting from donations and support from the general public. Appeals launched on social media have encouraged people to bring food, clothes, medical supplies and bedding. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke with a mother and daughter volunteering team.
The Sheffield homelessness charity, Roundabout, have opened their ‘Number 11’ refurbished flats at the charities hostel on St Barnabas Road. The ribbon was cut by Sheffield Lord Mayor, Councillor Denis Fox together with a young resident of the flats. Number 11 consists of five self-contained flats with eight bedrooms, next door to the main hostel. The charity provides emergency and medium-stay accommodation for homeless single young people, aged 16 to 21. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Scott Clark, hostel team leader at Roundabout.
A group of homeless people in Sheffield have set up camp on a patch of land in front of Park Hill flats. Dubbed ‘Sheffield Tent City’, the camp holds around a dozen tents providing shelter and access to food and provisions. The camp was organised by homelessness campaigner Anthony Cunningham to give rough sleepers somewhere to go and for charities and services to find people who need their help. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
South Yorkshire charity Safe@Last have announced they will merge with the UK Depaul charity, part of a charitable group which operates in seven countries. Safe@Last support runaway children, young people and their families from a base in Dinngington. Depaul also tackle homelessness and currently have a strong presence in South Yorkshire with their homelessness hub on Eyre Street. In the UK, an estimated 100,000 children and young people a year run away from home or care. Shamaan Freeman Powell reports for Sheffield Live!
Musicians in Sheffield are playing a special gig in support of people facing homelessness as part of a national campaign. Local band manager Neil Raymond Clarke, who has himself previously experienced homelessness in London, and Rachel Brown from Northern Exposure magasine are co-hosting the Sheffield event, one of many happening across the UK under the banner ‘Musicians against Homelessness’. The events are the brain child of former Creation Records boss Alan McGee. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!