Tag: Rough Sleeping

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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
Members of Outside In with John Healy MP

Outside In inside Westminster!

St Mungo’s has released new research this week- Stop the Scandal: the case for action on mental health and rough sleeping – thanks to the valuable experience and input from our clients. To launch the report, our clients went to Parliament and wrote to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, to request […] Read more

Dec 2nd | Catherine Glew | Campaigns, Uncategorized
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Nick’s story – “The Night shelter was a lifeline.”

A pioneering crowdfunding campaign ‘Safer off the Streets’ launched this week to raise £100k to help fund Bristol’s night shelters. St Mungo’s is one of the partners involved… And Nick, who was formerly homeless, explains why to Communications Officer, Jo Lenny.  Read more

Nov 30th | Jo Lenny | Campaigns, Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
Mass Lobby

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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How many more people have to die before the government acts to end rough sleeping?

The ‘Nowhere safe to stay – the dangers of sleeping rough’ report, released yesterday, has shed light on the stark realities of sleeping rough. The accounts from our clients who took part in the research, are without doubt distressing. How many more people have to die before the government acts to end rough sleeping? Read more

Oct 20th | Dan Dumoulin | Campaigns, Events, Uncategorized
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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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Help change the law on homelessness

The Communities and Local Government Select Committee has released its report calling for a new government strategy to address homelessness in England. The report comes out strongly in favour of the new Homelessness Reduction Bill – great news for our Stop the Scandal campaign. Francesca from our Campaigns team explains the importance of the Bill and […] Read more

Aug 19th | Team | Campaigns, Key posts
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With rough sleeping still rising, we need political leadership like this

Yesterday, amidst the political uncertainty following last week’s referendum result, it was good to be able to welcome a very positive initiative taken in Parliament to help the growing number of homeless people across the country. Our Executive Director of Strategy and Policy, Dominic Williamson, explains more about the Homelessness Reduction Bill. Read more

Jun 30th | Dominic Williamson | Campaigns, Guest blogs
A typical night as an Outreach worker.

Stop the Scandal of people with mental health illness sleeping rough

Greg, an Outreach worker in Brighton, explains why people must join us to call upon David Cameron and #StoptheScandal of people with mental health illness sleeping on the streets. In the Brighton Street Outreach Service, we find people who are sleeping rough and support them to move into accommodation. And every time I walk the streets of Brighton […] Read more

Feb 25th | Greg | Campaigns, Guest blogs, Real life stories
Patrick Blog

Stop the Scandal: Patrick’s story

Please join me and support St Mungo’s Stop the Scandal campaign asking David Cameron to make sure people with mental health problems are not stuck sleeping rough. When I became homeless I was in a very dark place due to a traumatic experience in my past which affected my mental health. I started using substances […] Read more

Feb 24th | Patrick | Campaigns, Guest blogs, Real life stories

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