Graeme Seccombe Family, Friends and Carers Worker 2

Breaking the cycle

The St Mungo’s Apprenticeship Scheme was launched In 2008, to give people who had been homeless the skills and experience they need to find a job within the homelessness sector or further afield. Since then, the scheme has gone from strength to strength – employing over 120 people.  Graeme, an apprentice with the Family, Friends […] Read more

Dec 14th | Martin Kitara | Recovery from homelessness
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Ten ways to better homeless health

Executive Director of Strategy and Policy Dominic Williamson spoke recently at the Westminster Social Policy Forum about homelessness, health and inequality. Here he gives us ten examples of work to improve homeless health. Read more

Dec 8th | Dominic Williamson | Campaigns
Members of Outside In with John Healy MP

Outside In inside Westminster!

St Mungo’s has released new research this week- Stop the Scandal: the case for action on mental health and rough sleeping – thanks to the valuable experience and input from our clients. To launch the report, our clients went to Parliament and wrote to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, to request […] Read more

Dec 2nd | Catherine Glew | Campaigns, Uncategorized
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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
Paint the world orange

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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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
Left to right: Barbara , Brona, Rubyjo, Chris

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
Mass Lobby

Our clients’ stories inspire change

Last week the Homelessness Reduction Bill passed its second reading in the House of Commons. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our campaigners and clients. Manjur, our Policy and Research volunteer reflects on the mass lobby of MPs which clients attended in the run up to the second reading, and how their […] Read more

Nov 4th | Manjur Jalil | Campaigns, Key posts, Uncategorized, Volunteering
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Mentoring rocks!

It’s National Mentoring day –  a day launched to raise awareness of the invaluable and rewarding contribution that mentoring makes which has a huge impact on not only our economy but also our society. To mark the day, Ella and her mentor Jill share their experiences on the St Mungo’s Mentoring Scheme – an effective […] Read more

Oct 27th | Martin Kitara | Mentoring, Real life stories
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How many more people have to die before the government acts to end rough sleeping?

The ‘Nowhere safe to stay – the dangers of sleeping rough’ report, released yesterday, has shed light on the stark realities of sleeping rough. The accounts from our clients who took part in the research, are without doubt distressing. How many more people have to die before the government acts to end rough sleeping? Read more

Oct 20th | Dan Dumoulin | Campaigns, Events, Uncategorized

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