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Carers Week: let’s re-ignite the energy of the Clap for Carers to deliver meaningful change

By Harry Williams | June 11, 2021

A little over a year ago, our Thursday evenings were routinely marked by a ripple of applause that emanated across the country. It was, at a time of severe but necessary isolation, a striking showing of solidarity and a gesture of support and celebration for the millions of carers and NHS workers in the UK…

Learning the unexpected: how changed circumstances can present new opportunities for reflection and understanding

By Megan Fereday | May 17, 2021

Ashley Horsey, Leila Baker and Matthieu Lambert come together to share the lessons learned from Enterprise Homes Group’s ‘Roof Space’ project, piloted during the Covid-19 pandemic.

How the private rented sector can help unlock the Freedom2Work – Rentstart

By Ben Phillips-Farmer | May 6, 2021

Ben Phillips-Farmer reflects on Rentstart’s 20-year history of harnessing the PRS as a route out of homelessness, including five years in partnership with Commonweal.

Desperate for solutions – where to find them? | Call For New Ideas

By Ashley Horsey | April 14, 2021

As Commonweal launches its 2021 Call For New Ideas, CEO Ashley Horsey reflects on our approach to finding creative solutions to social injustices – and on not being afraid to to make mistakes along the way.

Connie Muttock: How I’ve been inspired by Commonweal’s work to champion the housing needs of women | IWD 2021

By Connie Muttock | March 8, 2021

On her last day at Commonweal, Connie reflects on our housing projects for marginalised women which have made her proudest.

Tonic’s new LGBT+ retirement community is cause for celebration

By Megan Fereday | March 5, 2021

Megan Fereday reflects on the UK’s first ever LGBT+ retirement community, and why older LGBT+ people need access to safe and affirming housing.

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