Ioan’s Story

Edward, one of our Roma Outreach Mediators, shares his story of meeting Ioan, and supporting him out of homelessness. In any story, if it’s a good story, there is that which is seen and that which is hidden. This is especially true in stories about us, the Roma community. There are the actions we see, […]

Experiencing homelessness at Christmas

Nathaniel is a former client and a member of our Client Involvement Working Group. Here, he shares his experiences of homelessness at Christmas and the message he wants people to know. I was adopted from birth and grew up with my family in Bounds Green, North London. I used to spend Christmas at home and […]

St Mungo’s swimming group

From left: Amanda, Charlie and Jim Amanda, a keen swimmer and support worker at a St Mungo’s hostel decided to help set up a swimming club for residents. We spoke to the group about the benefits of swimming and how it has helped them in their recovery from homelessness. How did the swimming group start? […]

“I will remember it forever”

Tomorrow a group of St Mungo’s staff, supporters, volunteers and clients are hiking up Ben Nevis. We spoke to Naz, who has been living in St Mungo’s accommodation for four years. He tells us why he wanted to climb Ben Nevis. What made you want to climb Ben Nevis? My support worker asked if I […]

Why I think everyone deserves a Home for Good

Kevin, a former client of St Mungo’s, has been championing our Home for Good campaign and last week handed in an open letter to the Government signed by over 21,300 people. He explains what changes are needed to help people who have slept rough have a home for good. Rough sleeping has more than doubled […]

I call myself a citizen of the world

In celebration of Black History Month, we have been sharing the diverse stories of our staff and clients. Shaaban, Deputy Manager of Islington Mental Health Service, explains how his own experiences of homelessness have helped shape his approach to supporting people with complex needs such as those recovering from drug and alcohol use or mental and […]

Team St Mungo’s climbs Scafell Pike!

This September a group of 10 St Mungo’s clients climbed Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak. The challenge was the idea of St Mungo’s client and volunteer Mandy. She explains more about how she wanted to take part to remember all those who have died sleeping rough and to show it is possible to recover from […]

“The dignity and respect she deserved”

St Mungo’s project worker, Shayeena, explains how the Street Impact project enabled her to provide innovative, holistic support for our client June when she really needed it Working at St Mungo’s you sometimes receive some difficult phone calls. But last week I got a call that really made me smile. I received a voicemail from […]

Dedication and commitment

Adil and Mohammed pictured above with Horn of Africa project manager, Pippa Brown To mark Refugee Week, Helen Kirk, Refugee Skills Development Advisor at St Mungo’s Horn of Africa Health and Wellbeing Project, tells us about two inspirational people who volunteer on the project The Horn of Africa Project was set up in in 2013 […]