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Commonweal Housing is today launching its annual impact review for 2019/2020, looking back on its work and achievements from the past year.

Commonweal Housing is pleased to present its brand new logo.

Commonweal Housing and the University of Birmingham are proud to present the newest recipients of the Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary.

On the 10th June 2020, Commonweal were joined by the Learning and Work Institute, QSA, Tim Loughton MP and young carer Katie, to discuss the housing needs of young adult carers.

Steve Douglas CBE: What I’m taking from nine years on the Board of Commonweal to my role as CEO of St Mungo’s

By Megan Fereday | July 1, 2020

Steve Douglas CBE reflects on his time guiding the work of Commonweal Housing as a Trustee and Chair, as he moves on to lead the homelessness charity St Mungos.

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Move On Up – housing and support for young adult carers

By Nicola Aylward | June 10, 2020

Nicola Aylward (Learning and Work Institute) blogs on the findings of the final evaluation of our Move On Up project for young adult carers.

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Adapting to a crisis: how we’re supporting our clients during Covid-19

By Ben Phillips-Farmer | May 29, 2020

Ben Phillips-Farmer, Support Worker at Elmbridge Rentstart, tells Commonweal how the charity has coped with the challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis and delivered on their clients’ needs.

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We must invest in small charities to support marginalised groups

By Ashley Horsey | May 15, 2020

This article was originally published in Civil Society The new society we build from this crisis must finally put the most marginalised at the centre, and we need the expertise of small specialist charities to make this happen It is difficult to write about looking forward to the post-coronavirus world without slipping into overused phrases…

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No recourse to public funds: systemic nonsense causing social injustice

By Ashley Horsey | May 11, 2020

The UK Government’s ‘no recourse to public funds’ policy has now been ruled unlawful by the High Court. CEO Ashley Horsey reflects on our work with Praxis Community Projects to mitigate its damaging effects.

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Call for New Ideas: we need new and innovative solutions more than ever in the New Normal

By Ashley Horsey | April 14, 2020

The need to support vulnerable and marginalised people is clearer than ever before. Commonweal is looking for new opportunities to help, writes Ashley Horsey (Commonweal CEO)

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Housing for the most marginalised needs to be a long-term priority, even when we don’t need it to protect the rest of us

By Connie Muttock | April 3, 2020

Connie writes about how social distancing has changed the national perspective on housing for the most marginalised

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St Mungo’s Homeless Couples and Relationships Toolkit is a vital resource for every organisation working with homeless women

By Matt Wale | April 2, 2020

Matt Wale, Project Development Manager at Commonweal, reflects on St Mungo’s new guidance for homelessness organisations working with couples.

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Housing should be the least of a survivor’s worries. For too many it is the biggest.

By Connie Muttock | March 9, 2020

For International Women’s Day, Connie reflects on how a lack of housing is impacting the fight against gender-based violence

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Closing the inequalities gap: World Day of Social Justice 2020

By Megan Fereday | February 20, 2020

Megan reflects on the theme of World Social Justice Day 2020, and talks to our partners about how our work helps combat social injustice.

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