AN event is being held later this year which invites Barnsley locals to sleep rough in the Metrodome car park to feel what it is like to be homeless.

The Big Sleepout - run by children's charity Safe@Last - is being held on October 28 to give adults and children an idea of what it is like to sleep rough.

A spokesman said: "One of the main aims of the event is to highlight what it is like for a child who has run away to sleep rough, therefore luxuries such as tents, camp beds are not permitted."

Safe@Last works across South Yorkshire, helping children and young people at risk of running away.