What Black History Month means to me

This month, as we continue to celebrate Black History Month (BHM), Esther from our Learning and Development team shares what Black history means to her, the importance of diversity and how her mother supported her community despite the odds. Blackness, history and tomorrow Someone recently asked me what Black History Month means to me and […]

Our severe weather response will save lives

Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is triggered when the Met Office forecasts freezing temperatures. This trigger can vary from region to region, for example in London it’s zero degrees or below forecast for one night, in Brighton, our commissioners use a “feels like” temperature. Most boroughs will activate SWEP when it’s a three night zero […]

Elvis the elephant: a heart-warming story raising awareness of homelessness

Our specialist move-on worker Helen Brian has written a children’s book about homelessness called Elvis. Here she shares her creative journey of writing Elvis the elephant’s story. I have worked in the homeless sector for years now and I love what I do. I spent a lot of time feeling very lost in my early 20s […]

Corporate volunteering with Fieldfisher

This #VolunteersWeek, Millie Hawes from Fieldfisher shares how their teams have been getting stuck in and volunteering with St Mungo’s, and what getting involved has meant to them.  The St Mungo’s and Fieldfisher partnership is like no other. St Mungo’s has gone above and beyond in giving our people the chance to get involved in every aspect […]

Our Women’s Strategy turns 1

Today is International Women’s Day, and Cat Glew, our Women’s Strategy Manager, celebrates the first anniversary of our Women’s Strategy, and shares details of our exciting projects for the year ahead. Today, on Sunday 8 March 2020, the world is celebrating International Women’s Day – and St Mungo’s is celebrating the first birthday of our […]

LGBTQIA+ Network: Emma’s experience

Emma joined St Mungo’s in the Strategic Asset Team and has also been an active member of our LGBTQIA+ Network ever since. In this blog, she tells us what the network means to her, reflects on the importance of, and shares a powerful poem on, LGBT History Month. When I came to work for St […]

Knocked Back: A tragic loss of human potential

Our Knocked Back report revealed that at least 12,000 people who are homeless are missing out on potentially life-saving drug and alcohol treatment. Oliver Standing, Director of Collective Voice, reflects on the report’s findings. Collective Voice is the national alliance of drug and alcohol treatment charities, whose members collectively support 200,000 people every year. A […]

Jo and Rai take on our Make a Splash challenge

In this blog we hear from Jo and Rachel who took part in our Make a Splash challenge on the morning of #GivingTuesday. Our swimming fundraiser is a fun way to make a splash and raise some cash to help us reach more people sleeping rough and bring them into the warmth.  1. Can you […]

Here’s to 2018 and Thank You

St Mungo’s Chief Executive, Howard Sinclair, reflects on the achievements by clients, staff and volunteers this year and looks ahead to 2018. This time of year – however you mark the holidays – can be a time of reflection, gratitude and goodwill. Reflecting on 2017, I’ve been thinking about our clients’ achievements this year. Mandy […]

Why I volunteer at the 365 shelter

The third contactless donation station in Bristol launched last week at Bristol Energy. It’s a quick and easy way for people to donate £2 direct to the four city night shelters. Since the original launch in May for the two stations in Broadmead Shopping Quarter they have taken approximately £3,000. The night shelters are free […]