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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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How can the Living Rent model enable young people to Live, Work, Earn and Learn?

By Jean Templeton / January 20, 2021

With youth unemployment at record levels, never has it been more important to provide a housing offer which enables young people to live, work, earn and learn.

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2020: a year to celebrate

By Amy Doyle / December 18, 2020

Deputy CEO Amy Doyle looks back on the achievements of Commonweal and our project partners, despite the challenges and hardships of the year.

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