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Shared accommodation has a role to play in helping homeless people

By Ashley Horsey | August 24, 2020

We must be cautious about throwing the baby out with the bathwater over talk of ending shared housing for homeless people, writes Ashley Horsey

Steve Douglas CBE: What I’m taking from nine years on the Board of Commonweal to my role as CEO of St Mungo’s

By Megan Fereday | July 1, 2020

Steve Douglas CBE reflects on his time guiding the work of Commonweal Housing as a Trustee and Chair, as he moves on to lead the homelessness charity St Mungos.

Move On Up – housing and support for young adult carers

By Nicola Aylward | June 10, 2020

Nicola Aylward (Learning and Work Institute) blogs on the findings of the final evaluation of our Move On Up project for young adult carers.

Adapting to a crisis: how we’re supporting our clients during Covid-19

By Ben Phillips-Farmer | May 29, 2020

Ben Phillips-Farmer, Support Worker at Elmbridge Rentstart, tells Commonweal how the charity has coped with the challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis and delivered on their clients’ needs.

We must invest in small charities to support marginalised groups

By Ashley Horsey | May 15, 2020

This article was originally published in Civil Society The new society we build from this crisis must finally put the most marginalised at the centre, and we need the expertise of small specialist charities to make this happen It is difficult to write about looking forward to the post-coronavirus world without slipping into overused phrases…

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No recourse to public funds: systemic nonsense causing social injustice

By Ashley Horsey | May 11, 2020

The UK Government’s ‘no recourse to public funds’ policy has now been ruled unlawful by the High Court. CEO Ashley Horsey reflects on our work with Praxis Community Projects to mitigate its damaging effects.

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