Category: Recovery from homelessness

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Laying the foundations

 “I’m being upskilled to work for a contractor. They’re impressed with my work and the qualifications St Mungo’s client, Tommy, shares with Communications Officer, Martin,  the story of how learning new skills has helped transform his life. Read more

Apr 21st | Martin Kitara | Client blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects, Recovery from homelessness, Uncategorized, Volunteering
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When I left Oldham…

“I had family problems with my mum and brothers and I got kicked out when I was 18. I made my way to London.” David, 28, tells Communications Offficer, Martin, how different his life is 10 years after leaving home. Read more

Apr 7th | Martin Kitara | Campaigns, Recovery from homelessness
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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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“It’s been the best year of my life”

At the 2017 Skills for Care Accolades St Mungo’s has won Best Employer Support for Apprenticeships. As National Apprenticeships Week draws to a close, Kevin reflects on how his year as an apprentice has changed his life. Read more

Mar 10th | Kevin Farrell | Client blogs, Recovery from homelessness, Uncategorized
Ascania

I am Ascania!

“A friend of mine helped me to come. He paid for my ticket. He’s gay as well and he had been persecuted.” – St Mungo’s client Ascania, shares with Communications Officer, Martin, her story of escape from persecution in Jamaica to being homeless in London. Read more

Feb 23rd | Martin Kitara | Campaigns, Client blogs, Real life stories, Recovery from homelessness
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Walk up Snowdon

Clients and staff from across our projects are coming together in June to walk up Mount Snowdon in Wales in memory of those who have died as a result of sleeping rough. They hope to raise awareness and funds for vital services which ultimately change our clients’ lives. St Mungo’s volunteer, David, explains why he’s […] Read more

Feb 14th | David | Client blogs, Recovery from homelessness
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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