Monthly Archives: March 2015


What inspires Jen to run for us?

Jennifer Cirone, our Children and Families Support Advisor, is running the Virgin London Marathon for us on 26 April. She explains how important she finds encouragement, both in her running and her work with clients. Read more

Mar 31st | Jennifer Cirone | Events, Guest blogs, Key people
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Sanctions – and support into work

Today the Work and Pensions Select Committee publishes its report on benefit sanctions. Dan Dumoulin, our Senior Policy and Research Officer, explains why we believe an independent review of sanctions should be accompanied by more effective employment support for our clients. Read more

Mar 24th | Dan Dumoulin | Key posts, News

Happy St Patrick’s Day

Like many other people around the world, we will be celebrating Irish heritage, history and culture this St Patrick’s Day. Amy Dwyer, our Marketing and Communications Officer, spoke with our Irish Network about what they do and how our services are marking the occasion.  Read more

Mar 17th | Team | Events, Hostels, shelters & projects, Support

Success in a new field

TJ has been an apprentice with us for just over six months. He works with our Islington Vulnerable Adults team, supporting people who have been homeless, or have spent some time in prison, for example, or who may be older and need housing with some support. He explains what he has learned from his apprenticeship. Read more

Mar 10th | Timothy | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
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How are our women’s services marking International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day is celebrated all around the world, drawing attention to the achievements of women and calling for greater equality. We spoke with Fran, a key worker at our Bristol women’s hostel, and our client Samaya about how they will mark the occasion. Read more

Mar 6th | Team | Hostels, shelters & projects, News, Real life stories
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Boris Johnson and Evgeny Lebedev visit our services

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Evgeny Lebedev, chairman of the Independent and Evening Standard newspaper groups, recently visited two of our services. Howard Sinclair explains why we were glad to have the opportunity to show them round. Read more

Mar 5th | Howard Sinclair | Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people

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