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Men’s Health – A Recovery Approach

Shaaban is a Substance Use Worker at our west London hostel. To mark Men’s Health Week, he shares his own story and how it has influenced his approach to recovery. Read more

Jun 19th | Shaaban Juma | Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people, Key posts
Dual Diagnosis

A new angle for dual diagnosis

Dan Ware, Deputy Manager at our Lambeth Assessment Centre, took part in an innovative study trip this year, funded by the London Housing Foundation (LHF), to learn more about how homelessness services operate in the United States. In the fourth of a series about the trip, he writes about the importance of dual diagnosis – addressing mental […] Read more

Nov 4th | Dan Ware | Guest blogs, Support
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“I didn’t know who to turn to”

Homelessness hurts. The average age of death for a man who dies while homeless is 47 and for a woman just 43. People who are homeless experience some of the worst health in our society, yet they struggle to access the healthcare they so desperately need. Rachel Fox, Campaigns Officer, shares some of our clients’ […] Read more

Oct 28th | Rachel Fox | Guest blogs, Real life stories
Banner saying 'Breakthrough' from the breakthrough client conference 2013 which Outide In helped organise

“With luck and a fair wind, I have many years left to me”

Gordon is a member of St Mungo’s client representative group, Outside In. He’s offered to write a regular blog for us over the months ahead, as he faces some big changes in his own life, and also to highlight issues facing other people who’ve experienced homelessness. Here’s his first one. Read more

Feb 7th | Gordon Chaston | Guest blogs
Our end of life care resource pack

The ‘surprise’ question

Talking about death and dying is not easy for most of us. That’s why the national coalition Dying Matters holds its annual awareness week (13-19 May 2013). Peter Kennedy, St Mungo’s Palliative Care Coordinator, explains more about homelessness and end of life care. Read more

May 16th | Peter Kennedy | Guest blogs, Real life stories
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Why is healthcare for homeless people still such a challenge?

Charles Fraser, St Mungo’s Chief Executive, is attending a public health event in London today. Here he writes about the link between ill health and homelessness and his view of the way forward. Read more

Mar 22nd | Charles Fraser | Events, Guest blogs
St Mungo's Action Week 2012 is just one month away

Homeless, vulnerable

It’s a month today till the start of St Mungo’s Action Week and the launch of our campaign Rebuilding Shattered Lives. This campaign focuses on homeless and vulnerable women. Over 18 months we want to create a showcase of best practice, debate and innovative practice from across sectors and enable people to share experiences and […] Read more

May 18th | David Orton | Key people, News, Real life stories, Support
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Junior’s story

Prior to this he had a job, a car and somewhere to live. Sadly, his work contract finished, he lost his flat and he was reduced to sleeping in his car. Read more

Dec 16th | Team | Real life stories

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