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reading matters

School’s out for summer!

The summer term is coming to an end – for schools, universities and for our own Recovery Colleges in London and Bristol. As part of our Reading Matters campaign, we talked about learning experiences with some of our clients, staff, and with input from some high school students in Hammersmith, west London. Campaigns Manager Jennean […] Read more

Jul 18th | Jennean Alkadiri | Guest blogs, Real life stories
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
Action week 2014 - reading counts

“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

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

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
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

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