Our Skills & Employment Services

A poor education is often a contributing factor to homelessness, while unmet physical and mental health needs can seriously compromise a person's employability.

Despite the challenges homeless people face, such as poor health or educational needs, the majority of our clients have a desire to work, either now or in the future. To help them towards this goal, we offer a large range of activities as well as 11 different skills and employment programmes.

Our impact

In 2012-13*:

  • Our Skills and Employment team worked with more than 1,700 clients
  • 301 clients went on to volunteering or a work placement
  • 109 clients went into employment
  • 32 trainees from St Mungo's Broadway Bricks & Mortar and Painting and Decorating were awarded Open College Network (OCN) qualifications - for many, their first ever formal qualification
  • 12 of our apprentices gained the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (adults) qualification

In Autumn 2012 we started our Recovery College, with courses co-designed by clients and staff.

We also provide one of the largest programmes of occupation and learning opportunities for homeless people, including:

One client recently found work with a major food company with the help of the Employment team. She said:

"[They] advised me to apply for a full-time position with the company. Within a week I was asked to come for an interview where I successfully secured a job. I am totally over the moon and have been on cloud nine since getting back into work."

To find out how you can work with us to help us deliver more employment and training opportunities to homeless men and women, contact Rod Cullen, Group Manager - Skills & Employment Services on 07801 034 847 or by email to rod.cullen@mungosbroadway.org.uk

Matrix accreditation

* statistics taken from St Mungo's prior to merging with Broadway in April 2014.