As a leading provider of training and employability services, Interserve Learning & Employment is dedicated to helping initiatives which have a positive impact on the wider communities and local economies where we work. We deliver life-changing support to teenagers and adults from all walks of life, people who have struggled to start and stay on a journey into work and as an extension of this support, we have chosen to team up with youth housing charity Roundabout to fundraise for their No 11 Campaign.

Roundabout is currently fundraising to refurbish No 11, the property next door to its emergency hostel in Sheffield, which provides five self-contained flats and a longer term home for eight young people. Residents living at No 11 have the same key work and support provision as their neighbours in the core hostel but they will also have started or be working towards some form of education, training or employment, complementing the vision of Interserve, to redefine the future for people and places.

Speaking of the collaboration between the two organisations, Ruth Gage, Fundraising & Communications Manager from Roundabout said: “The flats at No 11 provide a safe place for young people to stay who have left our hostel and are working towards independence. No 11 helps break the cycle of homelessness, and without these flats, young people who move on from the hostel are at risk of re-experiencing homelessness. We’re delighted to have support from Interserve and their employees in Sheffield who will spend the year getting involved with fundraising events and volunteering opportunities for Roundabout.”

Adding to this, Interserve Learning & Employment’s Careers Development Officer, Thomas Moore commented: “It’s really important to us that we give something back and support local causes by getting involved in community projects. The work that Roundabout does is something we’re very keen to support in any way we can. The No 11 campaign is vital to allow the charity to continue doing what they can to help reduce youth homelessness in Sheffield”.

The refurbishment of No 11 is due to start in July 2016.