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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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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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Our Volunteers – Volunteering Week 2016

It’s Volunteers Week (1-12 June) and we’ve been celebrating the great work that our volunteers do and the huge difference they make to our services and our clients. They’ve shared their stories and the varied experiences that volunteering can bring. Below are just a few of our wonderful volunteers as they explain what makes volunteering at St Mungo’s so rewarding.  If […] Read more

Jun 8th | Iver Morgan | Guest blogs, Real life stories, Volunteering
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“It was awesome”

Bristol Pride was a great gathering last week, which included our clients and staff. David Ingerslev, manager of our Compass Centre in Bristol, explains what it meant to be involved for him and others. Read more

Jul 14th | David Ingerslev | Events, News
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How are our women’s services marking International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day is celebrated all around the world, drawing attention to the achievements of women and calling for greater equality. We spoke with Fran, a key worker at our Bristol women’s hostel, and our client Samaya about how they will mark the occasion. Read more

Mar 6th | Team | Hostels, shelters & projects, News, Real life stories
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Why is LGBT history month important to our clients and staff?

LGBT History Month was established to raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and combat prejudice against such groups. Our client Jayne, co-facilitator of our client LGBT group, and Addison Barnett, vice chair of our LGBT*Q+ staff network, share their stories. Read more

Feb 27th | Addison Barnett | Guest blogs, Real life stories
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“I love being able to pass my hope and strength on to others”

The Bristol Peer Advice Link (PAL) service for women began almost a year ago, on 3July 2013, when Hilary Coombes arrived for her first day inhernew job – with a role description, optimism and a lot of ideas! PAL had been running successfully for three years for our London clients. Hilaryhad the challenge of making […] Read more

Jun 3rd | Hilary Coombes | Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people, Real life stories, Support, Volunteering
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No Smoking

Julie Fine works at our Bristol Complex Needs Service. She trained as a practitioner with NHS Smokefree Bristol to help people quit smoking. She explains more about her work and how Lucy, one of our clients, has not smoked for 49 days. Read more

Apr 23rd | Julie Fine | Guest blogs, Support
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Cold weather, warm glow

The snow has melted, our special emergency provision has come to an end but that doesn’t mean our support for people rough sleeping will stop. What also endures is the warm glow of support from the public. Tanya English, St Mungo’s Director of Fundraising and Communications, says thank you. Read more

Feb 1st | Tanya English | Events, Hostels, shelters & projects, News

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