St Mungo’s Responds to Rishi Sunak becoming the leader of the Conservative Party

Reacting to Rishi Sunak becoming the new leader of the Conservative Party, Rebecca Sycamore Interim Chief Executive of leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s, said: “During his previous campaign to become Prime Minister Mr Sunak stated he is ‘committed to ending rough sleeping once and for all by 2024… and to establishing a truly cross-government approach […]

St Mungo’s and other leading housing and homelessness organisations come together for Homes for Cathy National Conference

Leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s joined other influential figures from the homelessness and housing sectors at the Homes for Cathy’s national conference. St Mungo’s interim Chief Executive Rebecca Sycamore was asked to take part in one of the main panel discussions at the conference. She was joined by South Yorkshire Housing Association and BCHA. The panel discussed […]

How can we combat the cost of living crisis?

We’ve all been feeling the pinch lately as the cost of living increases. Energy bills have risen by as much as 54%, whilst inflation is at a record breaking 30 year high, and still going up. We know this is going to have a huge impact on all of us, especially our clients. Many of […]

The passion of a freelance gardener: Oriana’s story

Joining St Mungo’s Putting Down Roots project helped Oriana to discover a new passion for gardening. Now, she’s forging a rewarding career as a freelance gardener. She explains why she’s so excited about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. “The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is great opportunity for everyone at Putting Down Roots. I’ve never been […]

St Mungo’s Roma Team: Elena’s Story

Here, Nicoleta from our Roma Rough Sleeping team tells the story of one of our clients, Elena and how we supported her. Elena is one of our clients; we’ve worked with her since November 2019. I met her for the first time on a shift I was doing with my dear colleague, Adrian from SOS […]

Supporting people through a lonely time of year

During the winter there’s less opportunity for people to go out and so the people we support can isolate themselves which can have a negative impact on their mental health. Here, Ben, a Housing First Caseworker in Westminster shares how our teams are focusing on arranging activities for the people we support to ensure they […]

We must not let the health needs of women experiencing homelessness be forgotten

We recently submitted our joint recommendations to the Government’s public consultation on England’s first Women’s Health Strategy alongside Crisis, Groundswell and Homeless Link. In this blog Emma Cookson, our Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer, explains why health for women experiencing homelessness is such an important issue. The average age of death for women sleeping […]