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March 4, 2020

Homelessness in Sheffield has its many facets, such as rough sleeping and sofa surfing. However, one source of homelessness that is rarely examined is that resulting from care-leavers. Family breakdowns and other problems unfortunately result in many young people exper...

January 31, 2020

When people speak about homelessness in Sheffield, they often picture the people that they encounter in the street. However, for me my version of homelessness was sleeping on someone’s living room floor, relying on stranger’s kindness. When people hear this the common...

January 27, 2020

Homelessness is a far bigger problem than rough sleeping alone. Every night, across the UK, thousands of young people are homeless but hidden from view. They’re sleeping on sofas and crashing on floors. They’re not included in the official homelessness statistics, beca...

January 21, 2020

Danny was just one of 71,400 hidden homeless people who sofa-surfed in 2019. People are classed as sofa-surfing when they have no other option than to sleep on sofas or floors. It’s a very vulnerable and unpredictable position that people can find themselves in. 

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December 10, 2019

Christmas time comes but once a year, and for some people that is too much. When I think of Christmas, it brings to mind delicious (albeit unhealthy) festive foods, invaluable time with loved ones and cringeworthy TV specials. For many people though, the festive period...

December 3, 2019

This year we have made a difficult decision. For several years, we’ve distributed the gifts you have generously donated to the Homeless Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Every year during Christmas week we’ve given these beautifully wrapped gift boxes to the people who use our...

October 10, 2019

When was the last time you openly admitted to somebody else that you were terrible at something and meant it? It's often a thought confined to our private little thought bubble when we’re feeling a bit critical of ourselves. I think it's a very human thing to not want...

October 10, 2019

As somebody who has in the past been told that eating and drinking in front of people is unprofessional, I was relieved as an Asset Coach to be able to throw this instruction straight out of the window. You see, there's something very different about conversing over a...

October 10, 2019

As a professional it's ingrained in us, especially as an Asset Coach, that we need to focus on the positives. However, being able to focus on the negatives can be really useful for both ourselves and the people we work with.  

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