Monthly Archives: February 2016

A typical night as an Outreach worker.

Stop the Scandal of people with mental health illness sleeping rough

Greg, an Outreach worker in Brighton, explains why people must join us to call upon David Cameron and #StoptheScandal of people with mental health illness sleeping on the streets. In the Brighton Street Outreach Service, we find people who are sleeping rough and support them to move into accommodation. And every time I walk the streets of Brighton […] Read more

Feb 25th | Greg | Campaigns, Guest blogs, Real life stories
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Stop the Scandal: Alex’s story

Alex’s story shows the shocking reality for people who find themselves sleeping rough with a mental health problem and why we’re campaigning to Stop the Scandal. Despite having slept rough in the same spot in London outside a church for three and a half years, no one knew very much about Alex. Not even her […] Read more

Feb 24th | Campaigns Team | Campaigns, Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
Patrick Blog

Stop the Scandal: Patrick’s story

Please join me and support St Mungo’s Stop the Scandal campaign asking David Cameron to make sure people with mental health problems are not stuck sleeping rough. When I became homeless I was in a very dark place due to a traumatic experience in my past which affected my mental health. I started using substances […] Read more

Feb 24th | Patrick | Campaigns, Guest blogs, Real life stories

Why cuts to Local Welfare Provision could cause repeat homelessness

Last week the government released its final local government finance settlement for 2016/17. We are disappointed that this settlement confirms that the government has decided to cut separate funding for local welfare provision. This cut, combined with pressure on local budgets, could result in local authorities having to reduce or stop providing local welfare provision […] Read more

Feb 19th | Sara Turner | Campaigns, News, Real life stories
Our team at Pride London.

LGBT History Month: faith leaders paving the way

Each February LGBT History Month takes place across the world to celebrate the lives and achievements of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community. This year’s theme is religion, belief and philosophy, so we’re celebrating the faith leaders who strive to break down barriers and make religious communities more safe and accepting for all. Zenju […] Read more

Feb 10th | Chloe Green | Campaigns, Key people, News, Real life stories
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Many happy returns for Clapham’s Wellbeing Day

One of our clients, Kim, tells us about her time at the Wellbeing Day’s second birthday party. Wellbeing Day happens weekly in Clapham and provides a space for our clients to develop new skills, express themselves, and recover through creativity. Your Wellbeing Centre is quite difficult to find at first. Clue: It’s not the invisible one […] Read more

Feb 4th | Chloe Green | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories, Support

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