St Mungo's Action Week 2011

Action Week 2011Our Action Week 2011 focused on enabling homeless people to rejoin society. There's no doubt that homeless people are radically excluded from society in many ways such as lack of access to appropriate healthcare and insufficient 'back to work' support.

At St Mungo's we are working tirelessly to ensure that the voices of homeless and excluded people are heard. We believe that lasting change will only occur if the views of homeless and excluded people are heard at every level of decision-making.

In the lead up to Action Week, we asked our clients for their views on whether the Big Society was working for them. The results were included in our Big Report launched at the Houses of Parliament reception, which outlined our key policy arguments and recommendations about overcoming and avoiding homeless exclusion.

Read the report here St Mungos Action Week report June 2011

We also launched our Big Appeal to raise funds to help more homeless people transform their lives and become part of society once again. We aim to support even more homeless men and women to improve their health and help them get back into education, training and employment. Read St Mungo's Chief Executive Charles Fraser's blog post about Action Week 2011.

Prime Minister David Cameron and Housing Minister Grant Shapps sent messages of support for Action Week, and more than 30 MPs endorsed our Action Week pledge.

You can sign up to become a campaigner and communicate with your MPs, local councillors and other policy makers to help support our work.