St. Mungos

Homeless to ‘take-over’ Euston Station on Xmas Day.

Thanks to a unique partnership between Streets Kitchen, St Mungo’s and Network Rail, London Euston station will welcome 200  homeless guests on Christmas Day.    As colleagues enjoy time off with their families during the festive season, around 30 volunteers from Network Rail will give up their Christmas Day to work alongside volunteers from homelessness […]

Charities at odds over deportations of homeless eastern Europeans.

Two of Britain’s best known homelessness charities are at odds over the government rounding up and deporting rough sleepers from eastern Europe. Crisis, which is famed for its support for rough sleepers at Christmas, has called on ministers to stop the policy, which is being challenged in the High Court by three people affected by […]

Home Office secretly using charity data map to deport rough sleepers

Charities say data collected to help charities identify vulnerable individuals was used against them by the Home Office.   The Home Office secretly acquired sensitive data, showing the nationality of people sleeping rough on the streets, in order to remove them from Britain. .  Stenciled outside one of St. Mungo’s London offices A chain of emails […]

International Women’s Day: The brutal reality of being a homeless woman in Britain

Homeless women in Britain have a life expectancy of just 43 years “I’ve been homeless on and off since I was 13 due to family problems,” Claire says. “I came to London and started to sleep on the streets between being in and out of prison. The other people on the streets were my family […]

St Mungo’s Broadway (SMB) staff to stage 10-day strike in second walkout over pay and services dispute

Staff at homelessness charity St Mungo’s Broadway (SMB) are preparing for a second bout of industrial action as they continue a dispute over pay and conditions. The staff, all of whom are members of the union Unite, plan to stage a 10-day strike beginning 5 November. The second strike follows a mass walkout earlier this […]

£160,000 bonus given to former St. Mungos CEO!

The former chief executive of a strike-hit homelessness charity, St Mungos received a pay-out of nearly £160,000 when he stepped down this year, recent accounts reveal. Charles Fraser, former head of St Mungo’s, stood down in April when it merged with Broadway to create St Mungo’s Broadway – one of Britain’s biggest homelessness organisations. Charles Fraser, Former CEO of […]

Council re-evaluates homelessness contract following strike action

A London borough is re-evaluating its contract with one of Britain’s biggest homelessness charities following a strike over changes to pay. Islington Council has added its weight to the protest against the changes to pay at St Mungo’s Broadway by writing to Mr Sinclair with its concerns. In the letter, passed to Inside Housing, James Murray, […]