St Mungo’s clients record Christmas song

People recovering from homelessness with leading charity St Mungo’s have written and recorded a Christmas song to celebrate togetherness and sharing. “The Christmas Message” came together during an online song writing group as part of the digital Recovery College during the pandemic, and has recently been recorded by four clients. It was written by St […]

SWEP: what it is and why it is important

image: a rough sleeper

SWEP stands for Severe Weather Emergency Protocol. It is a crisis response process that helps to increase support for people experiencing homelessness. This most often happens when cold weather warnings are issued. SWEP is declared by local government when the temperature in the region falls below zero degrees celcius for three or more consecutive nights. […]

“Sleeping rough is dangerous all year round, but freezing temperatures can kill” – St Mungo’s issues cold weather warning

Leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s is warning of the danger cold weather presents to people sleeping rough as freezing temperature sweep the country. Today (Wednesday 7 December), the Met Office has announced weather warnings due to the low temperatures, which has prompted many councils to activate their emergency response. This is designed to help people who are […]

St Mungo’s hosts Mayor as services prepare for cold weather

Leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s hosted the Mayor of London at one of its services today, as staff prepare to support more people sleeping rough during the cold winter weather. Sadiq Khan was able to see first-hand the emergency accommodation people will be offered by the charity when the temperatures plummet. Mr Khan was visiting […]