Outreach uncovered

Outreach teams work across London, and most other cities or large towns, with people who are sleeping rough. They assess people’s needs, build up relationships and try to help them move on from the streets.

I knew very little, if anything, about what this involved before I started this project.

So for those of you in the same situation, I wanted to put up this short audio clip so that it will mean more to you when I mention the word Outreach from now on.

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This is part of an interview I did with Deborah Sibbald, then managing part of St Mungo’s Outreach team in Westminster, although she’s recently moved on. Deborah spent over ten years with St Mungo’s and even longer in the homeless sector as a whole. She gave me a real insight into the work of outreach teams and the situation for female rough sleepers when I headed out on a night shift with her. More on that in later posts.

Debs and Jean out on a night shift. Debs makes a call to follow up on the case of a female rough sleeper they just met..

If you want to find out more about St Mungo’s Outreach work and the No Second Night Out Initiative please click here.

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