Modular-Podular living: progress or pragmatism

By Ashley Horsey / January 18, 2017

In my last blog, way back in the pre-Trumpian days of October 2016, I mused whether it was sensible to develop or promote less-than-ideal housing solutions, or whether settling for adequate might undermine the achievement of the best. That blog considered two manifestations of the current housing crisis: the spread of tent encampments of European…

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Cold, wet, and homeless in January

By Rebecca Dillon / January 13, 2017

Our new Policy & Communications coordinator reflects on the hardships faced by rough sleepers in this most unforgiving of months

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Too poor to parent?

By Rebecca Dillon / December 6, 2016

Commonweal Housing launch new research project looking at housing options for separated parents Commonweal Housing today launch a new research project to examine the housing situation of separated parents whose children live with them part-time. The research will examine current housing options for low income separated parents and seek to provide an evidence base for…

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Marking World AIDS Day

By Ashley Horsey / December 1, 2016

We’ve come a long way since the AIDS crisis first emerged, when so many lost their lives. Today, HIV treatment can now reduce the amount of the virus in the bloodstream to ‘undetectable’ levels, meaning it cannot be transmitted. But it’s not over. Thankfully medical advances now mean HIV doesn’t have to stand in the…

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Less desirable solutions to social injustice?

By Rebecca Dillon / October 21, 2016

I have been thinking recently about our strap line ‘Housing solutions to social injustice’ and indeed have written in previous blogs about how proud and continually energised I am by it – it sums up in five words exactly what Commonweal is all about.   To date we have always interpreted this as Commonweal providing…

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The baby boomers' last stand

By Rebecca Dillon / October 13, 2016

  As the leaves begin to fall and the supermarkets stock up on pumpkins and fireworks, somewhere in a studio not too far away, production assistants are busy creating “review of the year” news packages, ready for repetitive screenings over Christmas and New Year. As a news addict I look forward to such features, not least because…

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