A new approach to tackling rough sleeping

St Mungo's is committed to reversing the rise in the number of people sleeping rough in England by 2021...but we can't do this alone.

That's why we've launched 'HomelessWise'. This is a new approach, working in partnership with companies to tackle rough sleeping and help vulnerable people access the support and services they need. 

We work with companies to help them become HomelessWise. We do this by providing training and guidance to their staff, helping them to become more confident in how to steer people to support, and to understand the problems people might be facing.

Our first project is with Caffè Nero - we're helping their staff to learn more about homelessness and the HomelessWise approach so they can help those sleeping rough.

In addition to training staff, the HomelessWise approach offers advice to companies with concerns about homelessness and rough sleeping. This advice extends to internal policies, to ensure protecting vulnerable people is part of their approach to customer care. 

If you'd like to find out more about HomelessWise, please contact hayley.conboy@mungos.org. 

If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough, please contact StreetLink - they'll connect them to local support and services. 

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