Posted on August 21, 2014
St Mungo’s Broadway is a charity that helps to get homeless people back on their feet, specialising in three main areas:
1. Emergency – helping people find a way out of homelessness
2. Recovery – helping people leave homelessness behind forever
3. Prevention – helping to prevent people from falling into homelessness in the first place
We have been privileged to have worked with St Mungo’s Broadway for 12 years refurbishing, refitting, developing and maintaining their homeless hostels to a fantastic standard.
Last week I headed to our latest development for St Mungo’s at Great Guildford Street near London Bridge. The development is a 1890’s Victorian hostel which has been transformed into a modern 51 bed ensuite hostel development, featuring two large communal kitchens and an internal garden. One of the challenges of this job was the requirement for the outside façade to remain untouched whilst internal works were carried out to preserve the original features and traditional finish of the building.
As part of Quinn’s relationship with St Mungo’s Broadway, we now train and employ a number of their residents as full time members of the Quinn London team.
Whilst on site, I met three St Mungo’s Broadway residents who are employed full-time by Quinn London on this specific job. Each one of these residents has managed to turn around their lives and are now thriving under the scheme. It was fantastic to see that one St Mungo’s resident has now been working with us for over a year and a half, making a real difference to the lives of others by working on this project.
St Mungo’s Broadway helps around 25,000 homeless people a year, through various schemes across London and the South of England.
If you would like to find out more about St Mungo’s Broadway or to make a donation please visit their website http://www.mungosbroadway.org.uk/.
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