Advice to ward off homelessness

A new advice facility to help hundreds of young people at risk of becoming homeless has been opened.

Roundabout supports 150 homeless youngsters across Sheffield every day and there is huge demand on its emergency hostel for people aged 16 to 21.

The charity has now opened a service to prevent young people leaving their family home, offering mediation to resolve problems between children and parents.

The service, based on Union Street in the city centre, was opened by Lord Mayor Coun Peter Rippon.