Ashley Horsey, Leila Baker and Matthieu Lambert come together to share the lessons learned from Enterprise Homes Group’s ‘Roof Space’ project, piloted during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Commonweal Housing has opened a new call for housing-based project ideas from charitable organisations working to tackle social injustice.
Leading domestic abuse charity, Solace, Commonweal Housing and Southwark Council, are today advocating for strong and effective partnerships that deliver a life-changing combination of safe, suitable housing, and holistic emotional and practical support to ensure those experiencing abuse can flee safely and recover.
A little over a year ago, our Thursday evenings were routinely marked by a ripple of applause that emanated across the country. It was, at a time of severe but necessary isolation, a striking showing of solidarity and a gesture of support and celebration for the millions of carers and NHS workers in the UK…Read More
Learning the unexpected: how changed circumstances can present new opportunities for reflection and understanding
Ashley Horsey, Leila Baker and Matthieu Lambert come together to share the lessons learned from Enterprise Homes Group’s ‘Roof Space’ project, piloted during the Covid-19 pandemic.Read More
Ben Phillips-Farmer reflects on Rentstart’s 20-year history of harnessing the PRS as a route out of homelessness, including five years in partnership with Commonweal.Read More
As Commonweal launches its 2021 Call For New Ideas, CEO Ashley Horsey reflects on our approach to finding creative solutions to social injustices – and on not being afraid to to make mistakes along the way.Read More
Connie Muttock: How I’ve been inspired by Commonweal’s work to champion the housing needs of women | IWD 2021
On her last day at Commonweal, Connie reflects on our housing projects for marginalised women which have made her proudest.Read More
Megan Fereday reflects on the UK’s first ever LGBT+ retirement community, and why older LGBT+ people need access to safe and affirming housing.Read More
With youth unemployment at record levels, never has it been more important to provide a housing offer which enables young people to live, work, earn and learn.Read More
It is almost exactly a year since we published ‘Exempt from Responsibility?’ and held two lively and oversubscribed launch events in Birmingham and London. We were aware before embarking on this research that ‘exempt’ accommodation was a significant issue in Birmingham, but were keen to ensure the growth of this sector, and the drivers for…Read More
Too many women are forced to choose between living with abuse or living on the streets. That’s because the majority of survivors of violence against women and girls, or VAWG, must find a new place to live in order to escape – and safe, stable housing is too often out of reach. Last year, Commonweal’s…Read More
Our projects span a spectrum of issues, from domestic abuse to asylum seekers. We work with expert and specialist individuals and organisations to find housing solutions to social injustice.
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