Commonweal supporting another four housing initiatives as part of its Call for New Ideas 2022

By Lauren Aronin / August 18, 2022

Commonweal Housing has agreed to fund four new imaginative feasibility studies for housing solutions to social injustices. The new partnerships are part of Commonweal’s Call for New Ideas 2022, the charity’s partnership programme established to test new ideas that seek housing-based solutions to social injustices. The Call for New Ideas 2022 partners are: With Commonweal’s…

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Four more students receive grant as part of 2022/23 Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary as Commonweal signs 10-year partnership with University of Birmingham

By Lauren Aronin / August 10, 2022

Commonweal Housing has agreed to support four students from the University of Birmingham with grant funding to aid their dissertation research around key housing and social policy issues as part of its Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary. The Bursary was set up in 2018 to celebrate former Commonweal Trustee and Birmingham University student Jane Slowey CBE,…

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Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary students present compelling housing research in the wake of Covid-19

By Lauren Aronin / June 30, 2022

In memory of the late Jane Slowey CBE, a former Commonweal Trustee, University of Birmingham alumna and an active campaigner against social injustices, Commonweal offers undergraduate students at Birmingham University’s School of Social Policy a bursary to help with their final year studies. Last week, students Michelle Anderson, Ofure Osebor, and Seerut Ladhar, the recipients…

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Without safe housing, women leaving prison face the choice between cells or the streets

By Lauren Aronin / May 30, 2022

The fear of homelessness is so strong, that some women leaving prison are choosing to remain in a cell than face the harsh realities of Britain’s housing market. That’s according to a recent report from the HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP), which found that two-thirds of inmates leaving HMP Bronzefield in Ashford, Europe’s largest women’s…

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