Category: Support

Hospice 2017

People who are homeless and facing the end of their life

As Dying Matters Week comes to a close, Niamh Brophy, St Mungo’s Palliative Care service – the only one of its kind in the homelessness sector in the UK  – explains more about how the service helps people the end of their lives. Read more

May 12th | Niamh | Support, Uncategorized
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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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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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Helping people sleeping rough from Europe and beyond

Petra Salva is St Mungo’s Director of Rough Sleeper, Migrants and Criminal Justice Services. She has been working directly with people sleeping rough in London for over 20 years and heads up St Mungo’s rough sleeper and outreach teams across London boroughs and the South East. Petra also represents St Mungo’s on a pan European […] Read more

Mar 9th | Petra Salva | Key people, Support, Uncategorized
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
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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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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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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