Category: Hostels, shelters & projects

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Nick’s story – “The Night shelter was a lifeline.”

A pioneering crowdfunding campaign ‘Safer off the Streets’ launched this week to raise £100k to help fund Bristol’s night shelters. St Mungo’s is one of the partners involved… And Nick, who was formerly homeless, explains why to Communications Officer, Jo Lenny.  Read more

Nov 30th | Jo Lenny | Campaigns, Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
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On the other side…

The St Mungo’s Peer Advice Link (PAL) helps people make a transition from supported housing to independent living. PAL is staffed entirely by volunteers with experiences of move on services themselves. After years spent in and out of prison, Seth, a PAL volunteer, has regained a sense of purpose in life through volunteering for the […] Read more

Nov 14th | Martin Kitara | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories, Uncategorized, Volunteering
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Telling the city Barbara’s life story

St Mungo’s New Street centre in Bristol has been transformed and yesterday was re-opened by HRH The Duke of Kent. His Royal Highness met staff and clients to hear how St Mungo’s has not only transformed the centre but their lives too. Barbara (pictured left in photo), former client and current support worker in our […] Read more

Nov 8th | Jo Lenny | Hostels, shelters & projects, News, Uncategorized
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Walking for Recovery Pride in Haringey

This week St Mungo’s Haringey Recovery Service (HRS) held a two mile ‘Recovery Pride Walk’ in celebration of the journeys of the service’s users. The theme of the walk was “Recovery is a Journey Not a Destination.” For clients who took part, each step they took on the walk marked their journey to recovery from […] Read more

Sep 23rd | Martin Kitara | Events, Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories, Support, Uncategorized
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Help the work live on…

The generosity of our supporters enables us to provide projects which support people recovering from homelessness to rebuild their lives, such as the St Mungo’s Recovery College.  In this blog, Jordan tells us how the College has helped him to rebuild his confidence and improve his wellbeing.  Read more

Sep 15th | Martin Kitara | Events, Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories, Support, Uncategorized
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With supported housing in limbo, vulnerable people face homelessness

Howard Sinclair, our CEO raises concern over the government’s delays on reforms to supported housing. He highlights the challenges and uncertainty faced by vulnerable people who rely on supported housing and difficult decisions providers have to face. Read more

Aug 12th | Howard Sinclair | Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people, Uncategorized
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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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A good excuse for a spring clean

In April our residents at The Old Theatre hostel in Hammersmith began the first stage of an exciting renovation project of their shared living spaces. Teaming up with local social enterprise, Petit Miracle, they developed designs that all residents and staff were happy with. Our Development and Implementation manager, Ophelia Kingshott takes us through that […] Read more

Jul 22nd | Eleanor Booth | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
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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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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

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