Tag: Training for Homeless

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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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Adult Learners’ Week

Adult Learners’ Week is the UK’s largest annual festival of learning, inspiring thousands of people each year to discover how learning can change their lives. Read more

Jun 16th | Team | Hostels, shelters & projects, Support
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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
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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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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
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What I’ve learned so far – National Apprenticeship Week

This week (3-7 March) is National Apprenticeship Week. Our award-winning apprenticeship scheme is open to people who have experienced homelessness. Kate Thomson, our Apprenticeship Coordinator asked a few of our current apprentices what they have learned so far from the scheme. Read more

Mar 5th | Dipika Kulkarni | Guest blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
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A Future. Now

This week sees the launch of Reading Matters asking you to sign our petition to ensure basic skills training is well funded, suitable and accessible to all homeless people. Tanya English, Executive Director of Fundraising and Communications, explains why we are campaigning on this issue. Read more

Feb 27th | Tanya English | Key people, Uncategorized
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“It’s about skills exchange” – helping residents improve their literacy

Sunday 8 September 2013 is International Literacy Day. Our literacy volunteer Anne Querée, talks about how she helps our residents improve their reading and writing. Read more

Sep 6th | Anne Querée | Support, Volunteering
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Saving lives, changing lives

Would you know what to do in a first aid crisis? St Mungo’s has been working with the British Red Cross to offer first aid skills to our clients. Anna Willmington from the British Red Cross explains more. Read more

Jun 7th | Anna Willmington | Guest blogs
Budget 2013

“We are on your side”

The Chancellor of the Exchequer said today’s Budget was “a Budget for an aspiration nation…a Budget for a Britain that wants to be prosperous, solvent and free.” Tanya English, St Mungo’s Executive Director of Communications, considers what it offered for homeless people.  Today’s budget delivers a mixed bag for homeless people. We remain deeply concerned […] Read more

Mar 20th | Tanya English | Key posts, News

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