Roundabout on the road to expansion thanks to haulage firm

24th June 2014

A Sheffield charity has been given support in raising its profile by a local logistics business.

Roundabout is a youth housing charity which provides assistance to young people aged 16 25, offering shelter and life skills to homeless young people. It helps 150 young people in Sheffield every day. DBL Logistics on Tinsley Park Road, Sheffield, has given its support to the charity by adding the Roundabout logo on some of its vehicles. The leading haulage company warehouses and distributes more than 120,000 pallets of goods across South Yorkshire each year. To expand its support for young people, Roundabout is set to launch a new walk-In prevention service near Howden House in Sheffield to provide advice and information on housing and family related issues. Amy Casbolt, Fundraising Co-ordinator at Roundabout, said: -The support DBL Logistics is providing will help raise awareness of Roundabout across South Yorkshire, which is fantastic. Our funding from Government continues to be cut, so support from private businesses is crucial. -We are excited to soon be opening our brand new prevention service, but still need the support of local people, businesses and groups to raise funds and help us to prevent youth homelessness. David Clarkson, managing director of DBL Logistics, added: -We are pleased to support Roundabout in any way we can. It's a Sheffield charity which has been helping young people from the city for more than 35 years. -This new centre will provide support to help keep young people in their homes, whether this is in council accommodation or privately rented properties. By providing guidance on managing their bills to organising meetings with trained mediators to support family issues, Roundabout does whatever is needed to keep young people off the streets. -The charity's branding on our vehicles is the start of our support for Roundabout and we look forward to working with them during the year ahead. Roundabout has an emergency hostel which provides a safe place for 19 young people to stay, as well as flats attached to the hostel for eight young people. The charity also has 45 bed spaces across the city and supports a further 80 people who are in their own tenancies and may be at risk of losing it. For more information about Roundabout visit  www.roundabouthomeless.org, follow on Twitter @RoundaboutSheff and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/roundaboutsheffield.     For more information about DBL Logistics visit www.dbllogistics.com, call 0114 256 1404 or follow on Twitter @DBLlogistics.

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