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St Mungo\'s tackles relationship breakdown

May 24 2009
The homeless charity partners with Relate to help homeless people sustain relationships St Mungo's has partnered with Relate, the relationship support agency, to help homeless people build and sustain relationships. In a recent St Mungo's report, 50 per cent of the homeless charity's clients said they would like more regular contact with their families, 41 per cent said that relationship breakdown had led to their homelessness, and 43 per cent of residents in St Mungo's accommodation do not give any details of their next of kin. Their goal is to provide practical skills in building relationships through their Relationship and Parent Skills Project. Claire Tyler, chief executive of Relate, said: "Eighty-five per cent of the men and women who have used the service said they found it very useful. By improving self-esteem and self-confidence, counselling has enabled them to make positive changes to their lives."