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The Ethos of Commonweal Housing is to be;
Commonweal's core skills are centred on creating robust business models with set measurable outcomes subjected to strict quality control criteria including external evaluation, that get to the heart of solving a social injustice through the provision of a combination of housing and support services.
These business models are operated within thorough Risk Management Procedures that acknowledge the vulnerability of service users and ensures, as far as is practical, their protection as well as their opportunities to develop as people.
The high aspirations set for Commonweal projects means that intense effort is put into the creation of the projects and the subsequent operations. Both Commonweal and its partners need the culture and size of resources to work to achieve these aspirations. This intensity of effort means that Commonweal restricts itself to the number of projects in the gestation period at any one time, expanding conservatively but thoroughly.
Commonweal Housing is an organisation that is willing to try something new and whilst not being reckless with limited resources is willing, as part of effective risk management, to absorb costs or limited success of projects if necessary. At all times, however, our aim is to capture the learning from such events and certainly to tackle orthodoxy.