Monthly Archives: December 2012

St Mungo's clients sitting at a table drinking tea

A family story at Christmas

Christmas can be a time of mixed emotions for our clients. Some may be in touch with their families, others may not. Here’s one story a project manager shared with us this month about connecting a resident with his family. Best wishes to everyone over this holiday season. Read more

Dec 21st | Gemma Hollingshead | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
Infographic: one in five renters say that they would have to sleep on the streets for the first night if they had to leave their home within a month

Out in the Cold: Rough Sleeping, Evictions and our Experiences

Tanya English, St Mungo’s Executive Director of Communications, reflects on the rising numbers of people on London’s streets. It’s extremely worrying that the trend of yet more people sleeping rough is continuing. The latest report shows that the number of people who slept rough in London this autumn rose to 1,920. This is an increase […] Read more

Dec 14th | Tanya English | News

Making the difference

In November we published a joint report about homeless people’s experiences of the Work Programme and recommendations on helping long term unemployed people back into work. One person who read the report now works for St Mungo’s. With his permission we’ve reprinted his letter to us but anonymised his details. Read more

Dec 11th | Gemma Hollingshead | News

Five ‘giant evils’ of 1940s still exist for today’s homeless

The welfare state was established to fight the five ‘giant evils’ Lord Beveridge identified in his 1942 report. 70 years on, is the welfare state just as spritely when it comes to vanquishing those giant evils? Denis, from St Mungo’s client representative group Outside In, doesn’t think so: “The five evils are still evils in […] Read more

Dec 4th | Tanya English | Key people, News

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