Tackling transient work and homelessness

This 15-month project was conducted by St Mungo’s clients and the research team. This report illustrates the key findings from a qualitative peer research project examining the relationship between transient work and homelessness.

Home for Good: The role of social housing in ending rough sleeping – full report

Before the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK, St Mungo’s investigated the experiences of people who have slept rough, and gone on to try and access social housing. Social housing should provide safe, affordable and secure homes for people who are in the most urgent housing need, but the rate of social house building has slowed […]

Homeless Couples and Relationships Toolkit

Everyone has the right to a place they call home. The St Mungo’s Homeless Couples and Relationships Toolkit is the first of its kind. Based on the Couples First research carried out by the Brighton Women’s Centre, it offers pioneering advice for anyone working in the homelessness sector. With support from Tower Hamlets, Mayor of […]

Assessing the impact of Housing First in Brighton and Westminster – full report

St Mungo’s latest research explores the impact of our Housing First services in Brighton and Hove, and Westminster. Our research strengthens the case that Housing First is an effective solution to rough sleeping, but we also know that Housing First works best if the wider environment is right. We will be calling for the new Government to […]

St Mungo’s responds to Government consultation on Section 21

The Government has been asking for views about section 21, or no fault, eviction notices in a consultation. In our response, we describe why we think the Government should remove the option for landlords to use this type of eviction, in order to help people remain in their homes and prevent homelessness. We also outline […]

Home for Good: Local authority spending on homelessness – full report

Nine years of Government cuts have left a shocking £1bn per year hole in services for single homeless people. At the same time the number of people sleeping rough has soared a massive 165% since 2010. This must end. New research commissioned by St Mungo’s and Homeless Link and carried out by WPI economics shows […]

Universal Credit: making it work for supported housing residents

St Mungo’s together with Riverside, YMCA and The Salvation Army have released research, which outlines a number of difficulties our residents face when attempting to make and maintain a claim for Universal Credit. As a coalition of providers responsible for more than a quarter of supported housing for people with experience of homelessness in the UK, […]

Using Housing First in Integrated Homelessness Strategies

This report explores Housing First in relation to the evidence base on services designed to end homelessness among single people (i.e. lone adults) with support needs. Some attention is given to prevention and relief services, but this report is concerned with services for those single homeless people who require support as well as housing. The […]

Ending Rough Sleeping: the role of supported housing

New funding proposals for supported housing put the country’s primary route out of rough sleeping at risk. This report considers the potential impacts of the proposed new funding system for supported housing on the government’s commitment to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and end it altogether by 2027. The number of people sleeping rough in […]