Home News Posts by Lauren Aronin

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Four students investigating housing issues and the cost of living receive grant funding

By Lauren Aronin / January 19, 2024

Four final-year students from the University of Birmingham have been awarded grant funding as part of Commonweal Housing’s Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary to conduct their dissertation research on important housing and social policy issues. The successful 2023/24 recipients are Alice Munson, Jessica Nsana, Ellie Ward and Olivia Glenny. Each student received a grant of £2,500…

Read More

Commonweal supports new housing initiatives focusing on criminal justice

By Lauren Aronin / December 18, 2023

Commonweal Housing has agreed to fund four innovative feasibility studies evaluating housing-based solutions to injustices within the criminal justice system. The new partnerships are part of Call for New Ideas 2023: Criminal Justice, established to test new ideas for housing and support models to tackle issues facing vulnerable individuals who have come into contact with…

Read More

Housing barriers impact VAWG survivors journey to recovery and independence

By Lauren Aronin / December 5, 2023

This week marks the second week of ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence’, an international moment to call for an end to violence against women and girls (VAWG), which is a systematic injustice affecting one in three women globally. In the UK, VAWG is rising at an alarming rate. An estimated 2.4 million adults…

Read More