The effects of the Cost of Living crisis are already visible. The number of people sleeping rough has risen by 16% between April and June this year, with almost 3,000 people seen sleeping rough in the capital. 

Our support is more important than ever but we can't do it alone.

How can we combat the cost of living crisis?

We know this is going to have a huge impact on all of us, especially our clients. Many of the people we work with rely on benefits, meaning they’ll also be affected by changes to Universal Credit payments and more benefit sanctions.

For those living independently, keeping on top of rent, utility bills, tax and other expenses could be overwhelming without the right support.

Clare, Advice Services Manager on our Welfare Rights team, who specialise in supporting clients with benefits, explains how we have been helping.

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10,267 people were helped by our outreach teams in 2020-21


We supported 3,460 people into independent housing in 2020-21

Everyone deserves to have a place to call home. Last year, we supported 31,620 people towards this goal. With your help, we could help even more people.

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About St Mungo's

St Mungo's is one of the leading homelessness charities in the UK. We help people at every stage of recovery from homelessness.


St Mungo’s outreach teams go out each night to meet people who are homeless and to help them off the streets. With 17 outreach teams we are one of the largest providers of outreach services in the country.

StreetLink, the national referral line managed by St Mungo's in partnership with Homeless Link, is the main service the public can use to let us know about someone they are concerned about who is sleeping rough. The information is used to help outreach teams locate them and support them off the streets.


About St Mungo's


For anyone facing homelessness, and particularly for people who are sleeping rough, our first priority is to make sure that they have somewhere safe and secure to sleep. Different people need different forms of accommodation, so we have a variety of properties. People can be referred to our accommodation services through local authorities and other partners in the areas we work.

Each night we offer a bed and support to more than 3,150 people across the South and South West. We operate a range of accommodation services, from basic shelters or hostels, through to supported and semi-independent housing, to help people at every stage of their recovery from homelessness.


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People can, and do, recover from the problems that cause homelessness. At the heart of all of our services is our commitment to empower the individual and support people in their recovery journey.

We have Recovery Colleges across the south and south west of England.  We believe that learning can be a life-changing experience and make a real difference to people’s recovery and wellbeing. That is why we offer a range of skills and employment services to help people thrive after homelessness.