2019 marks the 50th anniversary of St Mungo’s. In 1969 a group of people looked around them at the sheer number of people sleeping on the streets in London. They saw how dangerous it was and resolved to do something to help.
Our 50 year history is filled with some extraordinary people – people who have been homeless, transformed their lives and inspired many others; people who have dedicated their lives and careers to ending homelessness, and people who have supported and advocated for St Mungo’s throughout.
But there are still too many people who have nowhere to call home. Every case of rough sleeping is an emergency; it is cold, dangerous and lonely. It destroys people’s health and ruins lives. We have come a long way, but there is so much more to do.
To mark St Mungo’s at 50, we will be profiling 50 Lives throughout the year - a snapshot of those who've played their part in our story. Our hope is that these will inspire you so that, together, we can end homelessness and rebuild more people’s lives. Click on the stories below to find out more.