Rough Sleeping Roma in the City of Westminster

    This report was prepared by the Roma Support Group on behalf of St Mungo’s and Westminster City Council. It present findings of research carried out with Roma migrants sleeping rough in Westminster, including interviews with 64 Roma rough sleepers. This report offers recommendations for the Greater London Authority, Westminster City Council and homelessness organisations, in order to improve engagement with Roma rough sleepers and reduce rough sleeping in Westminster.

    The homelessness legislation: an independent review of the legal duties owed to homeless people

    This report outlines the findings of an independent expert panel who assessed the strengths and weaknesses of current homelessness legislation in England. It recommends legislative changes in order to prevent and tackle homelessness more effectively.

    St Mungo’s was part of the independent panel of experts which also included lawyers, homelessness charities, academics, local authorities and housing associations. The panel found that current legal duties to prevent homelessness are too limited and help frequently comes too late to keep someone in their home.

    The group was convened by Crisis and chaired by Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick of Heriot-Watt University.

    Stop the Scandal: an investigation into mental health and rough sleeping

    It’s not right that anyone should be without a home, and it’s nothing short of a scandal that people with mental health problems are stuck sleeping rough.

    St Mungo’s has investigated the issue of mental health and rough sleeping to improve our understanding of the problem and propose some solutions. Our research is based in analysis of data on people sleeping rough, a national street outreach survey, and interviews with homelessness and mental health professionals.

    Stop the Scandal: an investigation into mental health and rough sleeping – executive summary

    It’s not right that anyone should be without a home, and it’s nothing short of a scandal that people with mental health problems are stuck sleeping rough.

    St Mungo’s has investigated the issue of mental health and rough sleeping to improve our understanding of the problem and propose some solutions. Our research is based on analysis of data on people sleeping rough, a national street outreach survey, and interviews with homelessness and mental health professionals.