Commonweal Housing and Elmbridge-based homelessness charity Rentstart have won the Homelessness Partnership of the Year at UK Housing Awards.
Commonweal Housing is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted for four industry-leading awards at: UK Housing Awards, RESI…
The deadline for applications to Commonweal Housing’s Call for New Ideas 2021 has now passed. We want to say a…
Local councils could hold the key to a better regulated, cost-controlled exempt accommodation sector, if offered greater powers according to…
It’s been an exciting time for us at Rentstart to have been nominated alongside Commonweal for three awards over the last few months. Even to receive the finalist nominations felt affirming for a project that we have put so much effort into over the last five years: one that we hope will grow and replicate.…Read More
Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It’s one of the most pervasive social injustices we face, in the UK and around the world. Domestic violence affects almost one in three women aged 16-59 in England and Wales and sweeps away the safety and security normally associated with home. This…Read More
It seems that we are at that point in the Summer season again, where the headlines harbour news of supposed crisis after crisis at the Southern shores of Britain. On Monday, a record 430 migrants crossed the Channel, with frontpages and newsreels splashing images of the jubilant new arrivals. But as the government’s new Nationality…Read More
A formidable champion of the charity sector and campaigner who rarely rested, Jane Slowey was at the heart of change in the housing and third sectors. Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Chief Executive of young people’s housing charity The Foyer Federation, and a Trustee to Commonweal Housing, Jane was a driving force…Read More
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
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.
Subscribe to our newsletter
Keep up to date with our latest projects and news by subscribing to our newsletter.