St Mungo’s urges Government to support homeless Londoners as homelessness figures rise by 9%

New data released today (31 July 2023) by the Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) shows the total number of people sleeping rough in London between April and June 2023 was 3,272. This represents a 9% increase compared with the 2,998 people recorded as sleeping rough in the same period the previous year.  The latest CHAIN data revealed, of those people sleeping rough, that:  1,614 were doing so for the first time, 12% higher than the same period last year  […]

Recognising the past when planning for the future

An advance statement for people who have experienced homelessness   Compassion in Dying and St Mungo’s, in partnership with their residents, have developed an Advance Statement for people who have experienced or are experiencing homelessness.     Why   We know that when people are able to consider and record their preferences for treatment and care, and are […]

St Mungo’s wins another London Homelessness Award

St Mungo’s Roma Rough Sleeping Team has been announced as a winner of the London Homelessness Awards. The London Homelessness Awards (LHA) recognise projects across London which use creativity, imagination and initiative to improve services for people experiencing homelessness. The team will receive a share of a £60,000 prize fund, with details to be announced at a […]

Keeping best friends together

Summer Edition 2023 Keeping best friends together A pet can be a lifeline for someone recovering from homelessness. That’s why we’re one of the only charities to offer pet friendly accommodation. Having Marnie the poodle really helps Lisa – she keeps her company and gives her motivation. Lisa shares her story: “I started sleeping rough […]

Championing better care

Summer Edition 2023 Championing better care Matt Bawden, Regional Head for North Region and Physical Health explains how our two CQC registered care homes support clients, and shares the findings of our recent care review. “People who’ve experienced long term homelessness often have multiple physical and mental health needs, and higher levels of drug and […]

Challenging prejudice against Roma people

Summer Edition 2023 Challenging prejudice against Roma people We believe that nobody should be left to face the streets alone – no matter where they’re from – and our Roma Rough Sleeping Service aims to tackle the unique issues that Roma face. Manager, Nico shares their achievements so far: “I joined St Mungo’s as an […]

Lettuce in! Comedian Kerry Godliman and ITV visit Putting Down Roots

The actor, Kerry Godliman, got her hands dirty yesterday when she visited our Putting Down Roots garden in Cedar’s Road, Clapham along with an ITV London crew.  Kerry, who is an avid gardener, met with our Horticulture Skills Manager, Matt Woodruff, who gave her a tour of the garden and talked about the aims of our Putting Down […]

Response to Unite the Union ballot rejecting 29 June 2023 offer

Emma Haddad, Chief Executive of St Mungo’s, said: “We are extremely disappointed that Unite the Union’s members have voted to reject the offer we negotiated with Unite at ACAS on 29 June 2023 and proposed jointly with Unite to its members. “We understand the pressures that the cost living crisis is placing on some of […]

Lord Bob Kerslake: “a dedicated champion of the homelessness sector”

Following the death of Lord Bob Kerslake, Chair of the Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping, our Chief Executive Emma Haddad responds:  “On behalf of everyone at St Mungo’s, we are deeply saddened to learn of the devastating passing of Lord Bob Kerslake. Bob was a dedicated champion of the homelessness sector, with a deep-rooted commitment to end rough sleeping. For […]