WHAT DOES STOPGAP DO?
StopGap works with voluntary sector partner agencies, such as Framework, (Sheffield's Rough Sleeper Team), to pay for bed and breakfast accommodation one night at a time. This allows both the client and the agency a small breathing space to seek out other housing solutions.
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Can you help someone who is rough sleeping or in danger of rough sleeping?
Local agencies working with homeless and vulnerable people, contact us to help arrange accommodation for approximately 2-3 nights to allow the referring agency time to work with them to address their longer term housing needs. It also allows the agencies to continue to work with people to help resolve deeper issues like substance misuse and poor mental health.
Our work helps. It provides a moment of security and helps people to get back on their feet.
From July 2019 to June 2020 we have helped place 305 people for a total of 737 bed nights.
A bed in bed and breakfast accommodation costs in the region of £30 per night.
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9th July 2020
We have received the following card and message from the HM Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire-
The innovation, collaboration, courage and selflessness shown by so many across the County during the COVID-19 pandemic has been truly inspirational and uplifting.
As her Majesty's Representative, I want to thank you for your incredible contribution, which I understand all those connected with your organisation have made to this County, during these difficult and challenging times.