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Commonweal presents 2023/24 Annual Review: ‘Digging Deeper’

By Lauren Aronin / July 10, 2024

Commonweal Housing has today launched its 2023/24 Annual Review, ‘Digging Deeper’, capturing the charity’s activities and achievements over the past 12 months. The prominent focus of Commonweal’s efforts has been delving into the causes of, and solutions to, social injustices related to its themes – the priority focus areas for the charity’s work. These are:…

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Property solicitor Gerald Kelly joins Commonweal’s Board

By Lauren Aronin / June 12, 2024

Commonweal Housing has appointed experienced property solicitor Gerald Kelly, a Partner at UK leading law firm Macfarlanes, to its Board of Trustees.  Gerald joins the Board with over 30 years of experience as a real estate solicitor, specialising in joint ventures and residential development projects using his legal expertise to advise developers, institutions, and private…

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University of Birmingham students share research delivering critical insights into housing issues and social injustices

By Lauren Aronin / June 4, 2024

Final-year University of Birmingham students awarded the Jane Slowey Bursary Memorial for 23/24 presented their compelling research findings, spanning a broad scope of housing and social policy issues, to Commonweal Housing at a recent University event. The focus of their research included the disadvantages and discrimination faced by Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) renters,…

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Ashley Horsey shortlisted for Lifetime Achievement in Housing Award 

By Lauren Aronin / May 17, 2024

Ashley Horsey, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Commonweal Housing, has been shortlisted for the Lifetime Achievement in Housing Award at the Housing Heroes Awards 2024, in recognition of his accomplishments in the housing sector over the past 35 years.    Horsey has held an array of senior positions throughout his career, including in central government,…

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Commonweal’s Conversation with Vice-Chair Amarjit Bains

By Lauren Aronin / April 16, 2024

In this series, Commonweal’s Conversations, we’re chatting to the people at the heart of change in our sector. From frontline service users to CEOs, we want to hear everything from what makes them tick, what hope they see for the future of the sector, and what their favourite ice cream flavour is. We recently sat down…

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Housing ideas wanted for young people impacted by care, mental health and education 

By Lauren Aronin / March 27, 2024

Commonweal Housing is inviting not-for-profits to devise new and imaginative housing and support model ideas targeted at specific injustices facing young people, with grant funding available for the most original ideas.   The Call for New Ideas programme – a funding mechanism designed to help develop multi-year housing pilot projects – invites not-for-profits to submit new housing…

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