Tag: Homelessness

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When I left Oldham…

“I had family problems with my mum and brothers and I got kicked out when I was 18. I made my way to London.” David, 28, tells Communications Offficer, Martin, how different his life is 10 years after leaving home. Read more

Apr 7th | Martin Kitara | Campaigns, Recovery from homelessness
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Save Hostels Rebuild Lives

This week, St Mungo’s launched our Save Hostels Rebuild Lives campaign, calling on the government to properly consider the damaging effect changes to funding for supported housing could have on homeless people. Take five minutes to find out why, and what you can do to help. Read more

Mar 29th | Francesca Woodward | Campaigns, Hostels, shelters & projects, News
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StreetLink helps people sleeping rough off the streets

In 2015-16, the StreetLink referral line received in excess of 60,000 calls and web reports from people concerned about people sleeping rough. This resulted in 20,374 referrals of people sleeping rough to outreach teams across England. Matt Taylor, StreetLink’s Team Leader, explains how the service works. Read more

Mar 23rd | Matt Taylor | Guest blogs, Recovery from homelessness, Uncategorized
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“It’s been the best year of my life”

At the 2017 Skills for Care Accolades St Mungo’s has won Best Employer Support for Apprenticeships. As National Apprenticeships Week draws to a close, Kevin reflects on how his year as an apprentice has changed his life. Read more

Mar 10th | Kevin Farrell | Client blogs, Recovery from homelessness, 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
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I am Ascania!

“A friend of mine helped me to come. He paid for my ticket. He’s gay as well and he had been persecuted.” – St Mungo’s client Ascania, shares with Communications Officer, Martin, her story of escape from persecution in Jamaica to being homeless in London. Read more

Feb 23rd | Martin Kitara | Campaigns, Client blogs, Real life stories, Recovery from homelessness
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The Homelessness Reduction Bill – heading in the right direction

Last week the Homelessness Reduction Bill passed its third reading in the House of Commons. It will now head to the House of Lords, where it will be subject to further scrutiny before it can receive royal assent and become law. St Mungo’s Campaigns Officer, Francesca Woodward, gives us some insight into the progress of the Bill. Read more

Jan 31st | Francesca Woodward | Campaigns, News
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Christmas trees and family trees

The festive season is well and truly upon us. It’s a season of spreading good cheer, spending time with family, and sharing, caring and giving. In this blog, David, a member of our Client Advisory Board, shares his plans to reconnect with his family tree in Ireland over this holiday period. Read more

Dec 23rd | David | Client blogs
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Breaking the cycle

The St Mungo’s Apprenticeship Scheme was launched In 2008, to give people who had been homeless the skills and experience they need to find a job within the homelessness sector or further afield. Since then, the scheme has gone from strength to strength – employing over 120 people.  Graeme, an apprentice with the Family, Friends […] Read more

Dec 14th | Martin Kitara | Recovery from homelessness
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Ten ways to better homeless health

Executive Director of Strategy and Policy Dominic Williamson spoke recently at the Westminster Social Policy Forum about homelessness, health and inequality. Here he gives us ten examples of work to improve homeless health. Read more

Dec 8th | Dominic Williamson | Campaigns

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