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Help change the law on homelessness

August 19, 2016 :: 2.11pm
St Mungo's Broadway rough sleeper outreach 2 LR

The Communities and Local Government Select Committee has released its report calling for a new government strategy to address homelessness in England. The report comes out strongly in favour of the new Homelessness Reduction Bill – great news for our Stop the Scandal campaign. Francesca from our Campaigns team explains the importance of the bill and what you can do to help.

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Posted in Campaigns, Key posts, Uncategorized
St Mungo's SWEP appeal

With supported housing in limbo, vulnerable people face homelessness

Howard Sinclair, our CEO raises concern over the government’s delays on reforms to supported housing. He highlights the challenges and uncertainty faced by vulnerable people who rely on supported housing and difficult decisions providers have to face. Read more

Aug 12th | Howard Sinclair | Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people, Uncategorized
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Learning the ropes at St Mungo’s

Harry, is a current St Mungo’s apprentice who experienced homelessness in his late teens and early twenties. With no formal qualifications, he feels he can use his experience to support others who are in the same position he was. In this blog he discusses how the St Mungo’s Apprenticeship programme has had helped him to turn around his life.   Read more

Aug 5th | Team | Real life stories, Support
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A new approach to recovery

David is a member of our client involvement group Outside In and has been using our psychotherapy service since May 2014. He discusses how the ‘Recovery approach’ has helped him turnaround and regain control of his life. Read more

Jul 29th | David | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects
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A good excuse for a spring clean

In April our residents at The Old Theatre hostel in Hammersmith began the first stage of an exciting renovation project of their shared living spaces. Teaming up with local social enterprise, Petit Miracle, they developed designs that all residents and staff were happy with. Our Development and Implementation manager, Ophelia Kingshott takes us through that […] Read more

Jul 22nd | Eleanor Booth | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
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With rough sleeping still rising, we need political leadership like this

Yesterday, amidst the political uncertainty following last week’s referendum result, it was good to be able to welcome a very positive initiative taken in Parliament to help the growing number of homeless people across the country. Our Executive Director of Strategy and Policy, Dominic Williamson, explains more about the Homelessness Reduction Bill. Read more

Jun 30th | Dominic Williamson | Campaigns, Guest blogs
Edith Road Meditation Group

St Mungo’s Explores Meditation

At our Edith Road hostel, residents are having a first taste of meditation with the support of Will Williams Meditation. But what is meditation and how can it help our mental health and wellbeing? Here, our client, Lennox (on the left) and meditation teacher Jess (second from the left) talk about the benefits and how […] Read more

Jun 24th | Eleanor Booth | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects
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St Mungo’s, RollOnMonday and Osborne Clarke

This week the RollOnMonday scheme has received a £100k boost from international legal practice Osborne Clarke. Created by the legal website RollOnFriday and delivered by St Mungo’s, the scheme aims to support people who are homeless or at risk, in securing a three month work placement in a law firm or related business. As part of […] Read more

Jun 9th | Hayley Conboy | Guest blogs, Real life stories
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Our Volunteers – Volunteering Week 2016

It’s Volunteers Week (1-12 June) and we’ve been celebrating the great work that our volunteers do and the huge difference they make to our services and our clients. They’ve shared their stories and the varied experiences that volunteering can bring. Below are just a few of our wonderful volunteers as they explain what makes volunteering at St Mungo’s so rewarding.  If […] Read more

Jun 8th | Iver Morgan | Guest blogs, Real life stories, Volunteering
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Business Coaching for our Clients

It’s Volunteers Week and we are celebrating the huge difference that volunteers make to our clients. One such volunteer is Adrian Saull, a professional Business Start-up Coach who volunteers with St Mungo’s each week to share his skills and experience with clients who wish to develop their business ideas. Here he explains how he helps clients on […] Read more

Jun 2nd | Adrian Saull | Guest blogs, Real life stories, Volunteering

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