This years charity

DePaul

Supporting Local Charity

Sheffield Ceramics Festival seeks to give back to our community and in 2020 DePaul became our chosen charity thanks to our previous treasurer Ken Taylor. In 2021 we donated £1,000 to DePaul and they continue to be the charity that we will support in 2022.

Depaul UK is a charity supporting people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We are specialists in helping young people out of homelessness and onto the path to a brighter future. The young people we help face complex challenges often having experienced trauma or chaos whilst growing up. Every single person we help has a unique situation and set of needs. That’s why it’s so important that we work side-by side with young people so that they can trust us. With trained and vetted volunteers, we provide community-hosted emergency shelter to those most in need or at risk. Our teams work in schools to ensure vulnerable young people are aware of the risk factors which can lead to homelessness and how to access help if they need it. We identify where counselling support and family mediation will benefit vulnerable families with the aim to prevent a young person from becoming homeless. We give those who are down the step-up they need, by helping to improve their mental health and wellbeing as well as enabling them to access education, training and employment opportunities. The tailored support we provide directly enables young people to leave homelessness behind them for good, to move on to a stable home and a place in their community where they can fulfil their potential in life

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