Monthly Archives: September 2012

modern buildings in the sun with a blue sky and sapling trees in the foreground

Opening doors for Open House

Our Spring Gardens hostel in Lewisham opened its doors as part of London’s Open House weekend. Staff member Sharon Richards writes about how the day went. Spring Gardens is a modern hostel in Hither Green where St Mungo’s supports homeless and vulnerable people from the Lewisham area to move on with their lives. While we […] Read more

Sep 28th | Gemma Hollingshead | Hostels, shelters & projects, News
John and his colleague Jenny offer support to a rough sleeper

Universal Credit: direct payments – the wrong direction?

Today the House of Commons debates Universal Credit reforms. St Mungo’s has submitted its views on the new plans to government , highlighting our concerns.  Tanya English , Executive Director of Communications, explains why direct payments is a key worry. Read more.   Read more

Sep 11th | Tanya English | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people, News
Lead councillors and housing directors discuss ways to prevent homelessness

Is prevention still possible?

The Government published its report ‘Making Every Contact Count’ last month. It challenges local authorities to prevent people becoming homeless. The April to June 2012 National Statistics on Statutory Homelessness were released today, with 12,860 applicants accepted as owed a main homelessness duty – nine per cent higher than the same quarter last year. Tanya English, […] Read more

Sep 6th | Tanya English | Guest blogs, Key people, Key posts, News
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“I crawled to safety”

Our Rebuilding Shattered Lives campaign aims to raise awareness, share good practice and drive lasting change around women’s homelessness. The second theme of the campaign focuses on domestic abuse and sexual violence. We want to hear from women themselves about what works and from staff across sectors who are helping women who’ve experienced abuse. One […] Read more

Sep 4th | Esther Sample | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people, Real life stories

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