The young people Roundabout support have struggled in light of COVID-19. Roundabout’s staff have found it a challenge to get young people to self-isolate, especially those living in shared accommodation. They have already had a handful of young people test positive for the virus, and locating a safe space to self-isolate has proved very difficult.
LandAid’s £10,000 grant will provide more self-contained accommodation for those living in a shared space. It will also help cover extra staff costs to ensure the young people living in self-contained flats will be safe at night.
Roundabout is an organisation that houses and supports young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or in housing need. They run emergency hostels in Sheffield and Rotherham and support over 250 young people across all our services at any one time.