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An update from our Chief Executive Ashley on Commonweal working arrangements in light of Government advice on COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Commonweal Housing is looking for new ideas for their next property-based project.

A new pilot partnership between Solace Women’s Aid, Commonweal Housing and Southwark Council reports major benefits for vulnerable women fleeing domestic abuse.

MHCLG Advisor Jeremy Swain and Senior Advisor in Mayor of London’s office Sneha Patel have been appointed as trustees of the charity Commonweal Housing.

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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We must collaborate to promote innovative modular housing for vulnerable people

By Megan Fereday | February 13, 2020

George Fisher shares the findings of his report for Commonweal into modular design, and its role in the future of housing for vulnerable groups.

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How housing policy is making our job harder

By Ashley Horsey | February 7, 2020

‘Doing the right thing’ has been a constant aim throughout our 14 years of work to combat social injustices through housing. The landscape of housing policy, however, hasn’t been quite as constant.

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Host housing is the only option for many – and councils can help ensure it works well

By Amy Doyle | February 5, 2020

More and more groups of vulnerable people are relying on schemes that allow them to stay in a spare room of a member of the public. Amy Doyle explains the role local authorities should – and shouldn’t – play

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“I gave my spare room to an 18-year-old I didn’t know”

By Megan Fereday | January 31, 2020

Kirsty Lowe (women’s advocate and host, and co-founder of MammaKind) shares her experience of the highs and lows of being a host

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A decade of learning: how charities must innovate in the 2020s

By Ashley Horsey | January 8, 2020

Ashley Horsey reflects on ten years as CEO of Commonweal Housing, and suggests how charities should adapt their strategies for the new decade

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The other election: Commonweal’s key asks for the next Mayor of London

By Ashley Horsey | December 6, 2019

Ashley Horsey reflects on the housing policy changes that must be delivered by the next Mayor of London to tackle the housing crisis

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The social harm of student fuel poverty

By Alex Cirant-Taljaard | October 30, 2019

Alex Cirant-Taljaard takes us through his undergraduate research into student fuel poverty, and the impact of receiving the Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary 2018

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In the current political climate, we need Commonweal Housing more than ever

By Connie Muttock | October 21, 2019

Our new Policy and Communications Manager Connie reflects on why Commonweal’s approach is so important today

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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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