New Trustee brings extensive housing knowledge to Commonweal’s Board

By Lauren Aronin / March 29, 2023

Commonweal Housing has recruited experienced researcher Dr. Elanor Warwick to its Board of Trustees. Dr. Warwick joins the Commonweal Board as the Head of Strategic, Policy Evidence and Research at Clarion Housing Group, England’s largest housing association. Warwick undertakes relevant housing research and policy guidance on a range of housing issues including welfare reform, affordability,…

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Young people share their experiences of homelessness after fleeing violence and crime through art

By Lauren Aronin / January 31, 2023

Commonweal Housing recently held a Celebration of Partnerships event, showcasing a powerful and thought-provoking art display depicting young people’s experience of homelessness after fleeing violence and crime. The exhibition “Tackling Youth Homelessness in London, Together” was designed by young people accessing Gateway, a specialist enhanced liaison and diversion (L&D) service launched by the Barnet, Enfield,…

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Injustices facing migrants and young people become Commonweal focus areas

By Lauren Aronin / January 10, 2023

Commonweal Housing has announced its new priority policy areas for the forthcoming years, shifting focus towards injustices faced by young adults and those facing difficult transitions to adulthood, and injustices emerging as a result of migration and human trafficking. The social justice charity will also continue to concentrate efforts on the criminal justice system as…

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Commonweal funds new research into Homes for Ukraine and single parent emergency housing

By Lauren Aronin / December 16, 2022

Commonweal Housing has agreed to fund two new separate pieces of research that will: i. analyse learnings from the Homes for Ukraine scheme and; ii. investigate the lack of specialist emergency accommodation for single-parent families with children. The charity has funded two organisations to capture learnings from the Homes for Ukraine scheme. These are modern…

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Webinar helps NGOs and businesses mitigate trafficking risks for displaced Ukrainians, by Commonweal and STOP THE TRAFFIK

By Lauren Aronin / October 24, 2022

Equipped with new research on the migration and trafficking trends emerging from the war in Ukraine, Commonweal Housing and STOP THE TRAFFIK have run a targeted information campaign culminating in a webinar with businesses and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Following qualitative interviews with experts and academics across Europe, STOP THE TRAFFIK – an NGO that combats…

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Commonweal funds new feasibility study testing a Housing First alternative to custody for victims of domestic abuse

By Lauren Aronin / September 29, 2022

Commonweal Housing has partnered with Liverpool City Regional Combined Authority to investigate a Housing First approach for female victims of domestic violence who have committed a minor offence. The charity will fund a feasibility study by Liverpool City Regional Combined Authority to test an alternative to custody for women victims of domestic abuse, by providing accommodation…

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