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Sanctions – and support into work

Today the Work and Pensions Select Committee publishes its report on benefit sanctions. Dan Dumoulin, our Senior Policy and Research Officer, explains why we believe an independent review of sanctions should be accompanied by more effective employment support for our clients. Read more

Mar 24th | Dan Dumoulin | Key posts, News

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
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“My life has changed as a result of this opportunity”

Through RollOnFriday, we have partnered with some of London’s top legal firms to help long-term unemployed people, those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, back into work. Here is our client Chloe’s story. Read more

Feb 17th | Team | Guest blogs, Real life stories

Putting Down Roots at the Garden of Reflection

11 November 1918 marked the end of World War One. On this day each year the nation remembers those who gave their lives. Amy Dwyer, our Marketing and Communications Officer, spoke with our clients who helped to create a World War One memorial garden at Sandham Memorial Chapel for the centenary.  Read more

Nov 11th | Team | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
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“Getting online is an opportunity for everyone”

This week is the eighth National Get Online Week, inspiring people to do more with their digital skills. There are currently 9 million adults in the UK who have never used the internet.  Amy Dwyer, our Marketing and Communications Officer, spoke with clients at our Skills and Employment Drop In Centre about what getting online […] Read more

Oct 15th | Team | Guest blogs, Real life stories, Volunteering
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Studio 146 – in the mix

Studio 146 at Mare Street in Hackney provides free recording sessions and tuition to St Mungo’s Broadway clients and to Hackney residents who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Sound Engineer Joe London asked Darren, one the studio’s clients, to tell us about his experience. Read more

Jul 25th | Joe London | Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people, Real life stories
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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
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How football is giving homeless people a second chance

England may be out of the World Cup but Dan Bell, Media Officer, went to meet some people who are finding ‘the beautiful game’ is helping them achieve their own goals. Read more

Jul 1st | Dan Bell | Events, Real life stories
Varrel planting some new beds at White Grounds Estate. PDR Gardener Trainer Ian Kavanagh is in the background.

Putting Down Roots

We are delighted that for the third time running, the Finnis Scott Foundation has made a generous donation towards our Putting Down Roots (PDR) gardener training programme for homeless people. Kate Smith, Trust Fundraising Officer, explains why. Read more

Jun 24th | Kate Smith | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories, Support, Volunteering
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

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