St Mungo’s responds to latest rough sleeping figures in London

Leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s has warned the cost of living crisis has contributed to a 14% increase in people sleeping rough in London on the same period last year, a figure which will continue to rise if not addressed immediately. New data released today (28 April 2023) by the Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN), which […]

St Mungo’s: This is a missed opportunity to alleviate impending homelessness crisis

Leading charity St Mungo’s has described the failure to heed advice from frontline experts aimed at averting a homelessness crisis as a ‘serious error’. Today (15 March 2023) the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt MP unveiled his Spring Budget but despite calls from across the homelessness sector there was little specific support for people at risk of or experiencing […]

Cost of living crisis will become a homelessness crisis without immediate intervention

Leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s has warned that without urgent intervention the cost of living crisis will become a homelessness crisis. The Government’s latest Snapshot Rough Sleeping figures released today (28 February 2023) shows that on a single night in autumn 2022 there were 3,069 people seen sleeping rough in England. That is an increase of more […]

St Mungo’s issues cold weather warning during freezing temperatures

Leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s is warning of the extreme dangers cold weather presents to people sleeping rough as freezing temperatures continue to sweep the country. The Met office have issued a cold weather warning alert, which has prompted many councils to activate their emergency response. This is designed to help people who are street homeless […]

St Mungo’s issues cold weather warning as temperatures plummet this New Year

Leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s is warning of the extreme dangers cold weather presents to people sleeping rough as freezing temperature sweep the country. For the first time this year, today (Monday 16 January), the Met office have issued a cold weather warning alert, which has prompted many councils to activate their emergency response. This is […]

“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 […]

St Mungo’s responds to homeless death statistics

Leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s has responded to new data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), showing that an estimated 741 people experiencing homelessness died in 2021. This represents an 8% rise on the previous year when an estimated 688 people lost their lives and takes the number up to almost pre-pandemic levels. […]

St Mungo’s responds to Autumn Statement

Leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s has responded to the Government’s autumn statement announced today (17 November 2022). Among the measures announced by the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, the Government pledged: a 10.1% rise in benefits in line with September’s inflation figure from April to raise the benefit cap in line with inflation next year to extend […]