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 […]

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 […]

Women and rough sleeping: a critical review

Sleeping rough is dangerous for everyone. Women sleeping rough carry the added burden of gender-based violence and abuse before, during, and after their time on the streets. Hiding from harm can mean that women are hidden from help and missing from homelessness services and statistics. To explore how we can understand and end women’s rough […]

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 […]

Nowhere Safe to Stay

This report presents new evidence on the dangers of rough sleeping and the poor service people often receive from council housing options teams. It is based on 40 interviews with St Mungo’s clients and highlights how some asked for help but were turned away or even instructed to sleep rough in order to access services. […]