Tag: Rough Sleepers

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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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Our clients’ stories inspire change

Last week the Homelessness Reduction Bill passed its second reading in the House of Commons. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our campaigners and clients. Manjur, our Policy and Research volunteer reflects on the mass lobby of MPs which clients attended in the run up to the second reading, and how their […] Read more

Nov 4th | Manjur Jalil | Campaigns, Key posts, Uncategorized, Volunteering
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56 days to prevent homelessness

In 56 days time MPs will have the chance to help make some major improvements to the homelessness legislation. On 28 October we need MPs to turn up in Parliament to help turn the Homelessness Reduction Bill into law. Why is 56 days important? The Homelessness Reduction Bill would give councils 56 days to help […] Read more

Sep 2nd | Bea Orchard | Campaigns, Key posts
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Homelessness and Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep can really help improve our mental health and wellbeing. In a recent survey we found that most Brits would rate having a comfy bed and feeling safe as the secret behind being rested and ready for the next day. But what happens if you’re homeless? How do you find somewhere safe to […] Read more

May 19th | David | Guest blogs, Real life stories
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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
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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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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
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“We’re asking for real change for homeless people”

This week we launched our manifesto in Parliament, outlining what we and our clients want the next Government to prioritise. Howard Sinclair, our Chief Executive, explains what we are asking and why it is so important. Read more

Feb 26th | Howard Sinclair | Key people, Key posts, News
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Protest Song – “A play for our times”

A new National Theatre production has just opened at The Shed on the South Bank (16 Dec to 11 Jan). Called Protest Song, it is written by Tim Price and stars Rhys Ifans. Gordon Chaston is a member of St Mungo’s client representative group, Outside In, and also a member of Occupy, the protest movement […] Read more

Dec 20th | Dipika Kulkarni | Guest blogs

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