Tag: Real life stories

Volunteering Blog 4

Our Volunteers – Volunteering Week 2016

It’s Volunteers Week (1-12 June) and we’ve been celebrating the great work that our volunteers do and the huge difference they make to our services and our clients. They’ve shared their stories and the varied experiences that volunteering can bring. Below are just a few of our wonderful volunteers as they explain what makes volunteering at St Mungo’s so rewarding.  If […] Read more

Jun 8th | Iver Morgan | Guest blogs, Real life stories, Volunteering
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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
Homes for Britain

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
TJ

Success in a new field

TJ has been an apprentice with us for just over six months. He works with our Islington Vulnerable Adults team, supporting people who have been homeless, or have spent some time in prison, for example, or who may be older and need housing with some support. He explains what he has learned from his apprenticeship. Read more

Mar 10th | Timothy | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
International Women's Day banner

How are our women’s services marking International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day is celebrated all around the world, drawing attention to the achievements of women and calling for greater equality. We spoke with Fran, a key worker at our Bristol women’s hostel, and our client Samaya about how they will mark the occasion. Read more

Mar 6th | Team | Hostels, shelters & projects, News, Real life stories
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“We enjoyed sharing our experience and knowledge”

Our west London hostel holds a weekly history club, giving clients and volunteers an opportunity to learn about and debate a range of influential events from the past. Chloe Knight, Assistant Project Manager at Edith Road, explains.  Read more

Feb 10th | Team | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects
David

New Year resolutions are to be broken?

David is a member of our client involvement group Outside In and has been using our psychotherapy service since May 2014. He discusses the challenge of sticking to resolutions and overcoming a fear of failure to move forward in life. Read more

Jan 21st | David | Guest blogs, Real life stories
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Carpe Diem (seize the day)

The Recovery College is an innovative project offering free courses to people who have experienced homelessness. Courses are designed and taught with, and by, our clients and everyone is welcome. Our client Yasi shares her experience of attending the College and inspires others to enrol.  Read more

Jan 12th | Yasi | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
Celebrating Christmas

What does Christmas mean for our younger residents?

Christmas is a time many of us associate with family, warmth and home comforts. For people who are, or have been, homeless, it can be a time of uncertainty. Kelly Norman, Deputy Manager at our Milton Keynes Supported Accommodation project for people from 16-21, spoke to younger residents there about what Christmas means to them. Read more

Dec 11th | Team | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
Andy

“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

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