Eighteen months ago, St Mungo's launched a bold new programme aimed at helping homeless people find a route back into employment. You may remember reading about it in a previous edition of Frontline; it's called Pathways to Employment.
So far hundreds of residents from five hostels have taken part in the programme. We know 97% of St Mungo's clients wanted to work but only 4% are in employment. Finding work isn't simple especially in a recession with 2.4 million now unemployed in the UK, and especially when you have been out of work for a long period of time.