Tag: News


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

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
Budget 2013

“We are on your side”

The Chancellor of the Exchequer said today’s Budget was “a Budget for an aspiration nation…a Budget for a Britain that wants to be prosperous, solvent and free.” Tanya English, St Mungo’s Executive Director of Communications, considers what it offered for homeless people.  Today’s budget delivers a mixed bag for homeless people. We remain deeply concerned […] Read more

Mar 20th | Tanya English | Key posts, News
Image of a man with a short beard standing in front of a brick wall, holding a sleeping bag

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
photo of two people parachuting against a blue sky

Take on a challenge to support homeless people in 2013

If a charity challenge is on your to do list for 2013, St Mungo’s Community and Events Fundraising Coordinator, Russell Benson is on hand to inspire with ideas for the next 12 months. Read more

Jan 4th | Russell Benson | Events
Lead councillors and housing directors discuss ways to prevent homelessness

Is prevention still possible?

The Government published its report ‘Making Every Contact Count’ last month. It challenges local authorities to prevent people becoming homeless. The April to June 2012 National Statistics on Statutory Homelessness were released today, with 12,860 applicants accepted as owed a main homelessness duty – nine per cent higher than the same quarter last year. Tanya English, […] Read more

Sep 6th | Tanya English | Guest blogs, Key people, Key posts, News
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
Women-only Move On Training sessions for Action Week

Helping women move on

Monday 18 June saw the start of our Action Week on women and homelessness and the first session of a new, women-only Move On Training programme, organised by St Mungo’s in a project in South London. Joanna Boldeau, Move On Training Coordinator, explains more. Read more

Jun 19th | Gemma Hollingshead | Events, Hostels, shelters & projects, News
From teaching yoga or coaching football to language translating and cooking to advocacy the variety of skills people freely offer makes it a really satisfying challenge to involve volunteers in the wide range of St Mungo’s own services.

Three steps to make a difference

Today marks the start of National Volunteers Week (1-8 June). Iver Morgan has been St Mungo’s Volunteer Coordinator for six months. Here he talks about what motivates him and how he’s growing and developing our volunteering opportunities. Read more

Jun 1st | Iver Morgan | Events, Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects, Support
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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