Monthly Archives: February 2011

CommunityCare blog

Community Care highlights concerns over rough sleeping trend

Community Care highlighted our concerns about homeless numbers rising through a blog post on their blog recently. This followed the release of the new CLG national figures last week. Read more at the Community Care blog. Read more

Feb 28th | Team | News

Winter Frontline news – February 2011

Our latest Frontline newsletter covers:  How homelessness is on the rise, What the new Government’s reforms will mean for homeless people, and an update on our Health Strategy. Read our supporter newsletter online: Frontline Winter 2011 If you would like to get all the news about our activities, events and campaigns via email, sign up […] Read more

Feb 28th | Team | News, Real life stories, Support
Rough sleeping

Homelessness is rising

The number of homeless people is rising. Outreach workers found 3,673 people sleeping rough in London during 2009-10, compared with 3,472 people in 2008-09. St Mungo’s is facing cuts in its direct services for homeless people, and with our largest hostel, Cedars Road, being decommissioned in 2012; we are concerned about other services. Your donations […] Read more

Feb 26th | Team | News
Woolly Hat Day

Woolly Hat Day 4 November – save the date

Thank you to everyone who supported St Mungo’s first ever Woolly Hat Day last October – it was a huge success. Read more

Feb 24th | Russell Benson | Events
Real Life Story: A Winning Start – Winston’s Story

Real Life Story: A Winning Start – Winston’s Story

St Mungo’s helps homeless people to overcome barriers to work through education, vocational training and help with finding employment. Winston is working as a client apprentice project worker; he tells us a little about his story. It’s safe to say that being on the apprenticeship scheme has saved my life. Until 2008, I was living […] Read more

Feb 21st | Team | Key posts, Real life stories
Dogs - mungos's homeless

Islington’s homeless dogs given a festive food hamper

It isn’t just homeless people who need the help and generosity of the public to survive during the winter; homeless dogs and other pets need it too. “National canine welfare charity Dogs Trust, which is based in Wakley Street, Islington i, has distributed over 600 Christmas hampers to homeless dog owners throughout London, including residents […] Read more

Feb 18th | Gemma Hollingshead | News
Gardening support

Gardening and support for residents in Bath

St Mungo’s newest project, Mulberry House in Bath, was featured in the Bath Chronicle with a call out to local residents for gardening equipment to help volunteers restore the building’s Victorian gardens. Ruth Jennings “Although these gardens are just one small part of the services we provide, they do go a long way to helping […] Read more

Feb 15th | Team | News
Homeless health

Welcoming the health inclusion board – Homeless have right to health too

A letter from Charles Fraser in Inside Housing welcomes the Department of Health announcement of a health inclusion board. In the letter Mr. Fraser expresses his hope that such an inclusion will help to remedy the neglect currently felt by homeless people seeking healthcare. “We at St Mungo’s hope this initiative will end the neglect […] Read more

Feb 13th | Team | News

Street Stories, St Mungo’s oral history exhibition

The BBC World Service interviewed Oral History Coordinator Mark Hutin, client interviewee Jeff, and Director of Skills and Employment Phil De Montmorency last week for a bilingual internet report aimed at a Chinese audience. Among the topics was homelessness in the UK. “We’ve heard and learned so much about the rich cultural heritage of Britain […] Read more

Feb 10th | Team | News

Vulnerable groups face savage housing support cuts

St Mungo’s, along with organisations including Homeless Link, Centre for Mental Health and the National Housing Federation, are jointly issuing Supporting People briefs to local councils. Read about the group’s aims and actions in Community Care. We have been closely following key bloggers on the issue and commenting where we can. See our Guardian’s Joe […] Read more

Feb 7th | Team | News

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