Category: Guest blogs

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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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Homelessness and Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep can really help improve our mental health and wellbeing. In a recent survey we found that most Brits would rate having a comfy bed and feeling safe as the secret behind being rested and ready for the next day. But what happens if you’re homeless? How do you find somewhere safe to […] Read more

May 19th | David | Guest blogs, Real life stories
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Why Dying Matters

This week, 9-16 May, is Dying Matters Week, encouraging the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement. But what are the experiences of homeless people who may not be able to access the same services that ensure good end of life care? Our Palliative Care Coordinator, Niamh Brophy, explains more. Read more

May 10th | Niamh | Guest blogs, Real life stories
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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: 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
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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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The new London Mayor must do more to tackle homelessness

7,500 people slept rough on London’s streets last year and it’s clear that the next London Mayor must take homelessness more seriously than ever. Read Gary’s story about how he ended up homeless. Read more

Jan 25th | Olivia De Santos | Campaigns, Guest blogs, Real life stories
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Our wish list to government for 2016

Our Chief Executive Howard Sinclair explains where we hope the government will take more action in 2016, with a wish list that includes reducing rough sleeping and support for those with complex needs. Our work to end homelessness and rebuild lives involves ensuring government policy and legislation is informed by what’s best for people who […] Read more

Dec 30th | Howard Sinclair | Campaigns, Guest blogs
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How Does Canada Tackle Homelessness?

Kate Thomson, our Apprenticeship Coordinator and Iver Morgan, our Head of Volunteering, travelled to Toronto and Calgary in October to gain insight into how organisations are tackling homelessness in Canada. Iver explains more. Over ten packed days, Kate and I met staff from more than 15 organisations in Toronto and Calgary, and managed to attend the […] Read more

Nov 16th | Iver Morgan | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people
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Tackling homelessness across continents

This week Kate Thomson, our Apprenticeship Coordinator and Iver Morgan, our Head of Volunteering, are travelling to Canada on a funded study trip to gain an insight into how organisations there are seeking to end homelessness. Iver explains more. At 6am this Saturday morning I’ll be walking the streets of Toronto.  Why you may well […] Read more

Oct 14th | Iver Morgan | Guest blogs

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