Tag: Homeless Charity

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Why Dying Matters

This week, 9-16 May, is Dying Matters Week, encouraging the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement. But what are the experiences of homeless people who may not be able to access the same services that ensure good end of life care? Our Palliative Care Coordinator, Niamh Brophy, explains more. Read more

May 10th | Niamh | Guest blogs, Real life stories
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Tackling homelessness across continents

This week Kate Thomson, our Apprenticeship Coordinator and Iver Morgan, our Head of Volunteering, are travelling to Canada on a funded study trip to gain an insight into how organisations there are seeking to end homelessness. Iver explains more. At 6am this Saturday morning I’ll be walking the streets of Toronto.  Why you may well […] Read more

Oct 14th | Iver Morgan | Guest blogs

Benefit delays force our clients to use foodbanks

Last week St Mungo’s Broadway submitted evidence to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee inquiry on benefit delivery. Dan Dumoulin, our Senior Policy and Research Officer, explains. We welcomed the new committee’s decision to launch this inquiry, as we know delays and errors in the delivery of benefits cause real harm to our […] Read more

Sep 7th | Dan Dumoulin | Guest blogs
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“Wonderful people it has been a privilege to know”

Jennifer Burnham is an art volunteer at our Argyle Street project in London and a tremendous driving force behind our client-led Homeless Diamonds arts magazine. Read more

Jun 2nd | Jennifer Burnham | Volunteering
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Debates, homes and voting

As Election Day approaches, one of our No Second Night Out volunteers Faye Ferguson tells us her thoughts after going to a BBC London debate. The views expressed are her own. Read more

May 6th | Faye | Guest blogs, Key posts, News
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Rallying for homes and homeless people

The next Government needs to move quickly on a long term plan to end the housing crisis. The Homes for Britain rally last month saw many people gather in Westminster to hear representatives from five main political parties. Beatrice Orchard, our Public Affairs Coordinator, was there. Read more

May 5th | Bea Orchard | Key posts, News

What inspires Jen to run for us?

Jennifer Cirone, our Children and Families Support Advisor, is running the Virgin London Marathon for us on 26 April. She explains how important she finds encouragement, both in her running and her work with clients. Read more

Mar 31st | Jennifer Cirone | Events, Guest blogs, Key people
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Sanctions – and support into work

Today the Work and Pensions Select Committee publishes its report on benefit sanctions. Dan Dumoulin, our Senior Policy and Research Officer, explains why we believe an independent review of sanctions should be accompanied by more effective employment support for our clients. Read more

Mar 24th | Dan Dumoulin | Key posts, News
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Boris Johnson and Evgeny Lebedev visit our services

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Evgeny Lebedev, chairman of the Independent and Evening Standard newspaper groups, recently visited two of our services. Howard Sinclair explains why we were glad to have the opportunity to show them round. Read more

Mar 5th | Howard Sinclair | Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people

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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