Category: Guest blogs

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StreetLink helps people sleeping rough off the streets

In 2015-16, the StreetLink referral line received in excess of 60,000 calls and web reports from people concerned about people sleeping rough. This resulted in 20,374 referrals of people sleeping rough to outreach teams across England. Matt Taylor, StreetLink’s Team Leader, explains how the service works. Read more

Mar 23rd | Matt Taylor | Guest blogs, Recovery from homelessness, Uncategorized
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How I got my groove back

“I got this job after a year and a half of applying for work and not getting anything, I was lacking in confidence” – Yolanda, an ex-client on the St Mungo’s RollOnMonday employment project, shares the story of her return to the ‘corporate world’ after long term unemployment. Read more

Mar 14th | Yolanda Valton | Guest blogs, Real life stories, Support, Uncategorized
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Let’s paint the world orange…

‘Homelessness and domestic violence often walk hand in hand’. Tee Falcone, a member of St Mungo’s Client Advisory Board (CAB) and Ambassador for Women’s Trust, one of our partner organisations, is passionate about combating homelessness and domestic violence. She tells us about the ‘Paint the World Orange’ campaign. This aims to bring hope and a […] Read more

Nov 25th | Tee Falcone | Guest blogs, Uncategorized, Volunteering
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From Jamaica to St Mungo’s

October is Black History Month – an opportunity to learn about the heritage and history of our African and Caribbean communities in the UK. Jordan, our client and volunteer shares his experience of growing up in the UK and Jamaica. Read more

Sep 30th | Jordan Fraser | Guest blogs, Key people, Real life stories, Volunteering
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A new approach to recovery

David is a member of our client involvement group Outside In and has been using our psychotherapy service since May 2014. He discusses how the ‘Recovery approach’ has helped him turnaround and regain control of his life. Read more

Jul 29th | David | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects
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With rough sleeping still rising, we need political leadership like this

Yesterday, amidst the political uncertainty following last week’s referendum result, it was good to be able to welcome a very positive initiative taken in Parliament to help the growing number of homeless people across the country. Our Executive Director of Strategy and Policy, Dominic Williamson, explains more about the Homelessness Reduction Bill. Read more

Jun 30th | Dominic Williamson | Campaigns, Guest blogs
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St Mungo’s Explores Meditation

At our Edith Road hostel, residents are having a first taste of meditation with the support of Will Williams Meditation. But what is meditation and how can it help our mental health and wellbeing? Here, our client, Lennox (on the left) and meditation teacher Jess (second from the left) talk about the benefits and how […] Read more

Jun 24th | Eleanor Booth | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects
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St Mungo’s, RollOnMonday and Osborne Clarke

This week the RollOnMonday scheme has received a £100k boost from international legal practice Osborne Clarke. Created by the legal website RollOnFriday and delivered by St Mungo’s, the scheme aims to support people who are homeless or at risk, in securing a three month work placement in a law firm or related business. As part of […] Read more

Jun 9th | Hayley Conboy | Guest blogs, Real life stories
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Our Volunteers – Volunteering Week 2016

It’s Volunteers Week (1-12 June) and we’ve been celebrating the great work that our volunteers do and the huge difference they make to our services and our clients. They’ve shared their stories and the varied experiences that volunteering can bring. Below are just a few of our wonderful volunteers as they explain what makes volunteering at St Mungo’s so rewarding.  If […] Read more

Jun 8th | Iver Morgan | Guest blogs, Real life stories, Volunteering
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Business Coaching for our Clients

It’s Volunteers Week and we are celebrating the huge difference that volunteers make to our clients. One such volunteer is Adrian Saull, a professional Business Start-up Coach who volunteers with St Mungo’s each week to share his skills and experience with clients who wish to develop their business ideas. Here he explains how he helps clients on […] Read more

Jun 2nd | Adrian Saull | Guest blogs, Real life stories, Volunteering

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