Monthly Archives: March 2012

St Mungo's Skills and Employment programme, Putting Down Roots

Helping clients put down roots

We were recently delighted to hear that the Finnis Scott Foundation will be supporting us for the second year running. The Foundation, which supports horticulture and plant sciences, as well as art and art history, is giving St Mungo’s a generous grant of £5,000 towards tools and equipment for Putting Down Roots (PDR) – our gardener training […] Read more

Mar 29th | Team | Hostels, shelters & projects, Support
St Mungo's Action Week 2012 is just one month away

Giving homeless people a voice

Our e-campaigners are a group of people who are committed, like us, to giving homeless people a voice and who will help us ensure that politicians and policy makers hear about what needs to change.  We recently asked members to complete a short survey so we could learn more about them and their motivations for becoming […] Read more

Mar 26th | Amy MacConnachie | Key people, Support
World Poetry Day

Budget but also World Poetry Day

Spare a thought for World Poetry Day today, amid the Budget coverage. St Mungo’s clients from across London have sent in some of their original poems for this blog. Poetry can be an important part of someone’s recovery journey. We hope you enjoy these as much as we did. Read more creative writing, and listen […] Read more

Mar 21st | Gemma Hollingshead | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
Lawyer Jim talks about legacy giving

Supporter lunch at Mare Street

32 of our supporters joined us for lunch on Wednesday at our Mare Street hostel in Hackney. This was one of the many lunches we offer to our supporters throughout the year, giving them an opportunity to find out more about legacy giving and to see how their support is helping us at St Mungo’s. Read more

Mar 15th | Claire Creighton | Events, Support
St Mungo's resident Lucy unveils new campaign Rebuilding Shattered Lives

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. St Mungo’s Women’s Strategy Coordinator Esther Sample talks about what will be happening to mark the day in our hostels as St Mungo’s announces the campaign and theme for St Mungo’s 2012 Action Week (18-24 June). Read more

Mar 8th | Esther Sample | Events, Hostels, shelters & projects, News, Support
St Mungo's running club volunteer Simon

Volunteering with St Mungo’s Broadway

Simon James, a Barclays Capital employee, has been volunteering with St Mungo’s Broadway, leading a running club for our Endell Street clients since May last year. Read more

Mar 7th | Simon James | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories, Support
St Mungo's Peer Advice Link

Moving on from St Mungo’s

Every year around 300 people move from St Mungo’s into self-contained accommodation. Many of those people have no support in the community. During the first few months, people can be very vulnerable, and the chance of falling into debt and social isolation is high.  In this post, Peer Advice Link (PAL) Co-ordinator Iain Mcdiarmid explains how PAL […] Read more

Mar 6th | Gemma Hollingshead | Hostels, shelters & projects, Support

Dog sledding for recovery

David recently completed the Dog Sledding challenge in the Arctic circle, to raise vital funds for St Mungo’s. It was our recognition of the loyal companionship that dogs can offer to vulnerable people that lead David to support us, following a terrible accident which left him dependent on his wife and dog. Read more

Mar 2nd | Russell Benson | Events, Guest blogs, Real life stories, Support

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