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Shared accommodation has a role to play in helping homeless people

By Ashley Horsey / August 24, 2020

We must be cautious about throwing the baby out with the bathwater over talk of ending shared housing for homeless people, writes Ashley Horsey

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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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COVID-19 Commonweal Working Arrangements – a message from our CEO

By Ashley Horsey / March 18, 2020

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

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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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