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Unsafe and unsuitable standards for families in emergency accommodation, new report shows

By Lauren Aronin / December 4, 2023

A new report by London-based architects Morris+Company, funded by Commonweal Housing, outlines guidance to improve spatial and design standards for emergency accommodation for families with dependent children. The ‘Families in Emergency Accommodation Guidance’ also in collaboration with developers Common Projects and The Magpie Project – a charity supporting mothers and young children in temporary accommodation…

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Commonweal’s Conversation with Trustee Dr Elanor Warwick

By Lauren Aronin / November 28, 2023

In this new 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. First up…

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Call for New Ideas centered around criminal justice now CLOSED

By Lauren Aronin / October 10, 2023

The deadline for Commonweal Housing’s 2023 Call for New Ideas programme, focusing on the criminal justice system, has now passed. Applications will now be reviewed by a Selection Panel made up of sector experts, Commonweal staff and Commonweal Trustees, and successful applicants will be announced in November. This year marked the fourth year the charity…

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Commonweal Housing searching for new Trustee

By Lauren Aronin / September 27, 2023

At Commonweal Housing we are driven by a desire to address injustice. We understand the role housing plays in bringing stability and promoting aspiration. Working in partnership with expert support providers we facilitate, enable, pilot and test bespoke housing-based solutions designed to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people. However, we don’t stop at just providing resources…

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Commonweal launches first project outside England with East Belfast Mission  

By Lauren Aronin / September 25, 2023

‘You’re Home’, a new property-based pilot project providing affordable housing and tenancy support to homeless people across east Belfast officially launched last week. The new project, running in partnership between the Northern Irish homeless charity East Belfast Mission (EBM) and social justice charity Commonweal Housing, marks the first time Commonweal has launched a project outside of England.…

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Commonweal offering funding to pilot housing ideas addressing injustices within the criminal justice system

By Lauren Aronin / August 21, 2023

Social justice charity Commonweal Housing is offering funding to frontline organisations across the UK to test new and innovative housing-based solutions to address injustices within the criminal justice system. Through the charity’s Call for New Ideas partnership programme, Commonweal invites not-for-profit organisations to apply for funding between £5,000-10,000 to conduct a short-term feasibility study to…

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