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Party Conference agendas should include homelessness

This party conference season we are asking politicians to make good on their commitments to end homelessness Our Policy, Public Affairs and Research Manager, Beatrice Orchard, explains what’s on the agenda for St Mungo’s Broadway at the Labour and Conservative Party conferences. This week Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the Labour Party, said he […] Read more

Oct 1st | Bea Orchard | Campaigns
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The end of local welfare provision?

Local welfare provision schemes, run by local councils and funded by central Government, are frequently used by our residents to buy some essentials as they move on in their lives. Dan Dumoulin, senior policy officer, explains more. Read more

Jul 11th | Dan Dumoulin | Support
Action Week 2014 Parliamentary

Reading, writing and counting to keep a roof over your head

Howard Sinclair became Chief Executive of newly merged St Mungo’s Broadway on 1 April. Two months in, he’s learning on the job. Read more

Jun 19th | Howard Sinclair | Campaigns, Events, Key people
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“My enjoyment of going to literacy classes has grown and grown”

Half of homeless people lack the necessary literacy skills for everyday life. This is the key finding of our new report, Reading Counts, which is published today. This week is our annual Action Week and we are calling for action on skills. Here Luke, one of our clients, explains in his own words how he mastered […] Read more

Jun 16th | Luke | Campaigns, Key posts, Real life stories, Support
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Homeless adults need better support for literacy and numeracy skills

The Work Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation and independent authority providing advice, consultancy and research on the future of work, and improving the quality of working life. Foundation Researcher Katy Jones helped interview 30 clients as part of a new report to be launched next Monday, to mark our Action Week on homelessness and skills. Read more

Jun 11th | Katy Jones | Campaigns, Events, Real life stories
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Why Does Reading Matter?

As part of our A Future. Now campaign, we’ve been asking people to demand that basic skills training is accessible to people who are homeless or at risk. Campaigns Manager Jennean Alkadiri writes about the breadth of responses we’ve had so far and what they tell us about the importance of literacy skills.  Read more

May 29th | Jennean Alkadiri | Events, Support
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A Future. Now

This week sees the launch of Reading Matters asking you to sign our petition to ensure basic skills training is well funded, suitable and accessible to all homeless people. Tanya English, Executive Director of Fundraising and Communications, explains why we are campaigning on this issue. Read more

Feb 27th | Tanya English | Key people, Uncategorized
Lucy sharing her story with supporters at St Mungo's Summer Garden Party

Lucy looks back at Action Week

Lucy from St Mungo’s Outside In Women’s Group supported our June 2012 Action Week Rebuilding Shattered Lives campaign. Here she describes her week. Read more

Aug 20th | Team | Events, Guest blogs, Support
We believe that the Alcohol Strategy should be a driving force in reducing the harm that alcohol causes to people, including our clients, who are damaged and killed by alcohol

Drink up?

The House of Commons Health Committee commented on the Government’s alcohol strategy for England this week. St Mungo’s contributed its views to the strategy, which was published in March. Some of our points were cited in yesterday’s committee report and Kim Harper, Policy, Public Affairs and Research Manager, summarises our key concerns. Read more

Jul 20th | Kim Harper | Hostels, shelters & projects, News
Tanya English speaking at our Action Week Summer Garden Party

What Action Week means to us

Our 2012 Action Week saw the launch of our new campaign, focusing around women, Rebuilding Shattered Lives. Tanya English, Executive Director of Fundraising and Communications, explains more about our plans. Read more

Jun 28th | Tanya English | Events, Hostels, shelters & projects, News, Support

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