The unique thing about St Mungo's PAL service is the way it is staffed - almost exclusively by volunteers with experience of moving on from support services themselves.
This has huge benefits in terms of being able to engage and establish a relationship quickly with clients. This also allows the volunteers themselves to gain valuable workplace experience, access a variety of training and re-enter the workplace.
Read our Recovery Results Briefing on Peer Advice Link's tenancy sustainment programme here.
What is PAL?
Update: PAL was shorlisted for a 2011 Housing Heroes award. The awards, supported by Inside Housing magazine and the Chartered Institute of Housing, were announced on 20 May 2011.
For more information or to enquire about volunteering with PAL, email:PAL@mungos.org or call freephone: 0800 021 7206.
What is PAL Flatmates?
PAL Flatmates is about enabling clients to move into shared accommodation by matching and introducing people who are suitable and ready to flat share. Funding for this service was announced through Crisis in February 2011. If you are interested in being a Flatmate, or a landlord wanting to know more, contact 020 7608 4712.