Gordon Chaston

Challenges new and old

July 29, 2014 :: 9.03am

Gordon is a member of the St Mungo’s Broadway client representative group, Outside In. He’s offered to write a regular blog for us, as he faces some big changes in his own life, and also to highlight issues facing other people who’ve experienced homelessness. This is Gordon’s sixth blog. Read More »

Posted in Guest blogs, Key people
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Studio 146 – in the mix

Studio 146 at Mare Street in Hackney provides free recording sessions and tuition to St Mungo’s Broadway clients and to Hackney residents who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Sound Engineer Joe London asked Darren, one the studio’s clients, to tell us about his experience. Read more

Jul 25th | Joe London | Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people, Real life stories
reading matters

School’s out for summer!

The summer term is coming to an end – for schools, universities and for our own Recovery Colleges in London and Bristol. As part of our Reading Matters campaign, we talked about learning experiences with some of our clients, staff, and with input from some high school students in Hammersmith, west London. Campaigns Manager Jennean [...] Read more

Jul 18th | Jennean Alkadiri | Guest blogs, Real life stories
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Woolly Hat Day 2015 – six months to go!

It’s hot and sunny outside and people’s thoughts are turning to ice cream and summer holidays. At St Mungo’s Broadway, however, we’re already planning for when the weather gets colder. In January we hold our annual Woolly Hat Day, where we ask people to raise awareness and funds to help homeless people move on in [...] Read more

Jul 15th | Alice Eastwood | Events, Support

The end of local welfare provision?

Local welfare provision schemes, run by local councils and funded by central Government, are frequently used by our residents to buy some essentials as they move on in their lives. Dan Dumoulin, senior policy officer, explains more. Read more

Jul 11th | Dan Dumoulin | Support
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How football is giving homeless people a second chance

England may be out of the World Cup but Dan Bell, Media Officer, went to meet some people who are finding ‘the beautiful game’ is helping them achieve their own goals. Read more

Jul 1st | Dan Bell | Events, Real life stories

St Mungo’s Broadway LGBT*Q+ What’s in a name?

Our LGBT group has changed its name to better reflect the diversity of its members and the wider community. As the group looks forward to taking part in Pride celebrations in London and Bristol, Gayle Jones, Co-Chair, explains.  Read more

Jun 26th | Hannah Eiseman | Support
Varrel planting some new beds at White Grounds Estate. PDR Gardener Trainer Ian Kavanagh is in the background.

Putting Down Roots

We are delighted that for the third time running, the Finnis Scott Foundation has made a generous donation towards our Putting Down Roots (PDR) gardener training programme for homeless people. Kate Smith, Trust Fundraising Officer, explains why. Read more

Jun 24th | Kate Smith | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories, Support, Volunteering
Action Week 2014 Parliamentary

Reading, writing and counting to keep a roof over your head

Howard Sinclair became Chief Executive of newly merged St Mungo’s Broadway on 1 April. Two months in, he’s learning on the job. Read more

Jun 19th | Howard Sinclair | Campaigns, Events, Key people
Action week 2014 - reading counts

“My enjoyment of going to literacy classes has grown and grown”

Half of homeless people lack the necessary literacy skills for everyday life. This is the key finding of our new report, Reading Counts, which is published today. This week is our annual Action Week and we are calling for action on skills. Here Luke, one of our clients, explains in his own words how he mastered [...] Read more

Jun 16th | Luke | Campaigns, Key posts, Real life stories, Support

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