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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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Covid-19 Updates

With the announcement of yet another lockdown we want to ensure all our service users, colleagues and neighbours, that we are taking every precaution and safety measure possible. Our work has been classed as essential and we will be continuing to operate as normal, with these safety measures in place. We feel, with the increasing

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Aviva Campaign Passes £3000

The Aviva fundraising campaign closed on 7th October 2020 having reached £3170. Thanks go to all who donated and to Laura Baker who developed the campaign and promoted it across social media. The money will be used across the Nomad training flats to ensure that the needs of vulnerable people who find themselves homeless in

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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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Local Businesses help Nomad create A Home for the Holidays

Businesses from across Sheffield have come together to help Nomad Opening Doors with their Home for the Holidays campaign. Sainsbury’s, Asda, Dunelm, Co-op and Price Check have all made donations to the charity to ensure that tenants have enough food, bedding, and toiletries this winter. “This year has been different to anything that has gone

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A Home for the Holidays

Nomad knows that while the holidays can be a time for celebration, they can also be a time of desperation. Relationships come under strain and break down; young people can find themselves homeless when conditions outdoors are at their worst. The period from Diwali to New Year’s Day can be the busiest time of year

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Aviva Campaign Passes £2000

Nomad’s campaign to raise money through the Aviva community fund has now passed £2000. We are well on our way to the target of £5000 with 13 days of the campaign remaining. All the money raised will go to the upkeep, decoration and equipment of our training flats which are such a lifeline to so

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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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