NOMAD began in 1989, driven by the determination and dedication of Jackie, a Sheffield single mum and Barrie, a single man experiencing homelessness. Both wanted to do something about the issues of homelessness, prevalent in the city at that time. Requests for help were frequently met with a ‘NO’, which drove them both ‘MAD’, hence the name NOMAD. NOMAD started in Jackie’s maisonette in Pitsmoor, run completely by volunteers.
At NOMAD we are committed to:
- Building and managing strong, trust based relationships with clients and partner agencies
- Providing innovative housing and support services that address individual needs and help people to transform their lives
- Helping clients achieve independence so they can successfully manage their own tenancies and avoid becoming homeless
- Focusing on our clients’ strengths to help them trust in their capabilities and have faith in their potential
- Gathering feedback from clients which we use to develop and improve our services
- Measuring the impact of our work so we can demonstrate tangible results and value for money
- Adapting and developing our services to address economic and social changes that affect our clients
- Influencing change on a local and national level to improve access to decent, sustainable, and affordable accommodation for those who are in housing need.