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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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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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