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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.

Amarjit Bains and Sheldon Shillingford have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of housing and social justice charity Commonweal Housing.

Quaker Social Action has unlocked £10,000 in match-funded donations from Commonweal Housing by reaching its Big Give Challenge target in…

Desperate for solutions – where to find them? | Call For New Ideas

By Ashley Horsey | April 14, 2021

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.

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Connie Muttock: How I’ve been inspired by Commonweal’s work to champion the housing needs of women | IWD 2021

By Connie Muttock | March 8, 2021

On her last day at Commonweal, Connie reflects on our housing projects for marginalised women which have made her proudest.

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Tonic’s new LGBT+ retirement community is cause for celebration

By Megan Fereday | March 5, 2021

Megan Fereday reflects on the UK’s first ever LGBT+ retirement community, and why older LGBT+ people need access to safe and affirming housing.

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How can the Living Rent model enable young people to Live, Work, Earn and Learn?

By Jean Templeton | January 20, 2021

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.

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2020: a year to celebrate

By Amy Doyle | December 18, 2020

Deputy CEO Amy Doyle looks back on the achievements of Commonweal and our project partners, despite the challenges and hardships of the year.

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Exempt From Responsibility? – one year on from a pathbreaking report

By Dominic Bradley | November 19, 2020

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…

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Locked Out episode four: housing for survivors of VAWG

By Megan Fereday | November 18, 2020

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…

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Locked Out episode three: housing for Black and minoritised survivors

By Connie Muttock | November 4, 2020

The impacts of the housing crisis are wide reaching and intersectional: colliding with other social issues like cuts to specialist women’s services and a wider environment of institutionalised racism and discrimination. Black and minoritized survivors of violence against women and girls face multiple barriers to safe and secure housing – from discrimination by frontline professionals,…

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Locked Out episode two: housing and the criminal justice system

By Connie Muttock | October 21, 2020

For people in contact with the criminal justice system, access to safe housing is vital to moving onto independent and stable lives. Yet too many people are trapped in a devastating cycle of homelessness and offending. In episode two of Locked Out, a new podcast from Commonweal Housing, we are asking: why is it so…

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Locked Out: a new podcast from Commonweal Housing

By Connie Muttock | October 7, 2020

In the midst of a national housing crisis, it is obvious to most of us that too many people are locked out of safe, secure housing in the UK. But which groups are particularly at risk and why? That’s what we sought to uncover in Locked Out, a new anthology of essays highlighting the links…

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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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