Depaul Sheffield | Depaulcharity

Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Depaul Sheffield

LocationWho we help
SheffieldYoung people aged 17 to 21 and young parents aged 16 to 21 with a local connection to Sheffield.
How we helpHow to volunteer or get involved
Support and housing for 112 young people in a mixture of shared and self-contained properties.We are looking for volunteers to become mentors and support activities for young people as well as help out in our office or in our residential projects. Please get in touch if you are interested.
Contact detailsAbout us
Telephone: 0114 278 7152, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.Access to all parts of the service is through the Sheffield City Council Housing Support Pathway, 0114 273 6306 or housingoptionsandadvice@sheffield.gov.uk

The Young People's Dispersed Accommodation Service in Sheffield offers housing support to vulnerable young people including couples and young parents, who are resettling after a period of living without a permanent home.

Depaul aims to help young people to develop the independent living skills to succeed in their own home and engage positively in their communities and wider society.

Young people will stay in our supported housing for a period, followed by move-on support to help resettle them into their own tenancy in the community.

The total period of support is usually up to 12 months.

Working in partnership with other local organisations, Depaul offers the one-to-one personalised support every young person needs to make their own decisions, set and achieve their own goals and become empowered.  

Our programme of support, events and activities is shaped by the clients to meet their needs.

Our experienced team supports young people to develop skills in:

* financial capability,

* managing accommodation,

* accessing training, education and employment,

* accessing health services,

* keeping safe, and

* social integration.

Young people also work towards nationally recognised qualifications with the Amber Foundation Practical Housing Units.

There is specific provision within the service for young parents, with 16 designated properties.

Our support still focuses on developing independent living skills.

However, we also contribute to the development of parenting skills in partnership with other agencies.

Ten of the properties are provided as a Transitional Landlord scheme in partnership with Sheffield City Council. This tenancy can be transferred to the client when support from Depaul is no longer needed. 

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