Monthly Archives: December 2014


“A smooth sea never made a skilful sailor”

Yasi has been living in our North London young people’s project for the last 12 months and is getting ready to move on. Here, she looks back at her experience of shared living and how life has changed for the better in 2014.  When I first found out I’d be moving into a shared house, […] Read more

Dec 30th | Yasi | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories

Russell’s Christmas message

From abseilers to beard growers, in the UK and abroad, Russell Benson, our Community and Events Coordinator, reflects on our dedicated supporters who have fundraised for us in 2014. Read more

Dec 18th | Russell Benson | Uncategorized

How do benefit sanctions affect people who are homeless?

Last Friday, St Mungo’s Broadway submitted evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry – Benefit sanctions policy beyond the Oakley review. Daniel Dumoulin, our Senior Policy and Research Officer, spoke to our residents about how sanctions have affected their lives.  Read more

Dec 15th | Dan Dumoulin | Guest blogs, News
Celebrating Christmas

What does Christmas mean for our younger residents?

Christmas is a time many of us associate with family, warmth and home comforts. For people who are, or have been, homeless, it can be a time of uncertainty. Kelly Norman, Deputy Manager at our Milton Keynes Supported Accommodation project for people from 16-21, spoke to younger residents there about what Christmas means to them. Read more

Dec 11th | Team | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
Patrick at our carol concert

“I wish to be someone’s hero”

Patrick has been with us for nine months and is a member of our client involvement group Outside In, aiming to improve our services through lending his skills and talents to make sure that client voices are represented. At our Christmas carol concert, he read a speech and quotation about his experience of homelessness and how […] Read more

Dec 10th | Patrick | Guest blogs, Key people, Real life stories
Milton Keynes project

Housing, health and work with our young residents

Mike McCall is Executive Director of Housing and Support. He recently went out to meet clients and staff at our young people’s project in Milton Keynes. Read more

Dec 4th | Mike McCall | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people

Exit stage left. Thanks for all the nuts

Gordon, our first regular client blogger, wrote his first blog for us in February this year. Since then he’s told us about Outside In, managing the past and juggling the future and helped us with our literacy and health campaigns. This is his eighth and last blog, as he moves on from Outside In and […] Read more

Dec 2nd | Gordon Chaston | Uncategorized

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