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Piper’s Story

Part of our celebration of LGBTQ+ lives and history Piper, a trans-woman, came to Nomad to flee her situation at home in which her relationship with her parents had deteriorated and she no longer felt able to stay at home with her family. To help Piper focus on the future she was set up with

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Abeo’s Story

Warning: This article may be a trigger for survivors of sexual violence or human trafficking. Abeo came to the U.K from Nigeria. He was feeling persecution after being imprisoned and tortured due to his sexuality. When he came to the U.K seeking asylum he was placed in Home Office accommodation but experienced further persecution from

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Building Confidence to Find Employment

Although many job opportunities have dropped off during lockdown, some exciting partnerships are still forming to help get those most in need into employment. The Endorphins Group, Nomad Opening Doors and Engie have partnered together to support people who are facing homelessness to become happy, healthy, and more employable. This partnership will allow Nomad’s clients

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Social Work Students Shine at Nomad

When I was at college, I wanted to be a teacher, so I went to University to study English and History, expecting to take my PGCE and teach secondary school or 6th form. I got some work experience in a school before taking my qualification and realised it wasn’t for me, I wanted more variety

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Moving in and Moving up

Antoni came to Nomad after living on the streets, it was clear to the team he was in a bad way. When he came in for his initial assessment, he many of his belongings had been stolen from other street people. Nomad have supported his journey for over 12 months and have successfully helped him

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“At Least you Weren’t on the Street.”

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 reaction is at least you weren’t on the street, it can’t have been

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Danny’s Sofa-Surfing Story

Danny came to Nomad while sofa surfing and unemployed. Now he has sustained a tenancy and has a full time job. 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

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