Monthly Archives: June 2014


St Mungo’s Broadway LGBT*Q+ What’s in a name?

Our LGBT group has changed its name to better reflect the diversity of its members and the wider community. As the group looks forward to taking part in Pride celebrations in London and Bristol, Gayle Jones, Co-Chair, explains.  Read more

Jun 26th | Hannah Eiseman | Support
Varrel planting some new beds at White Grounds Estate. PDR Gardener Trainer Ian Kavanagh is in the background.

Putting Down Roots

We are delighted that for the third time running, the Finnis Scott Foundation has made a generous donation towards our Putting Down Roots (PDR) gardener training programme for homeless people. Kate Smith, Trust Fundraising Officer, explains why. Read more

Jun 24th | Kate Smith | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories, Support, Volunteering
Action Week 2014 Parliamentary

Reading, writing and counting to keep a roof over your head

Howard Sinclair became Chief Executive of newly merged St Mungo’s Broadway on 1 April. Two months in, he’s learning on the job. Read more

Jun 19th | Howard Sinclair | Campaigns, Events, Key people
Action week 2014 - reading counts

“My enjoyment of going to literacy classes has grown and grown”

Half of homeless people lack the necessary literacy skills for everyday life. This is the key finding of our new report, Reading Counts, which is published today. This week is our annual Action Week and we are calling for action on skills. Here Luke, one of our clients, explains in his own words how he mastered […] Read more

Jun 16th | Luke | Campaigns, Key posts, Real life stories, Support

Homeless adults need better support for literacy and numeracy skills

The Work Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation and independent authority providing advice, consultancy and research on the future of work, and improving the quality of working life. Foundation Researcher Katy Jones helped interview 30 clients as part of a new report to be launched next Monday, to mark our Action Week on homelessness and skills. Read more

Jun 11th | Katy Jones | Campaigns, Events, Real life stories
Study exchange to women's homelessness services in the USA

Exhausted, inspired and determined to do more

Esther Sample, our Women’s Strategy Implementation Manager, took part in an innovative study exchange to see how homelessness services operate in the USA. In the second of a series about the exchange, she looks at women’s homelessness services. Read more

Jun 5th | Esther Sample | Events, Guest blogs
PAL_Bristol Jodie and Sam

“I love being able to pass my hope and strength on to others”

The Bristol Peer Advice Link (PAL) service for women began almost a year ago, on 3July 2013, when Hilary Coombes arrived for her first day inhernew job – with a role description, optimism and a lot of ideas! PAL had been running successfully for three years for our London clients. Hilaryhad the challenge of making […] Read more

Jun 3rd | Hilary Coombes | Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people, Real life stories, Support, Volunteering

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