The news made Homes for Ukraine a success, now we must harness it to protect all migrants

By Harry Williams / May 5, 2023

This article was originally published in the Chartered Institute of Housing Spring 2023 Housing Rights newsletter.  When the heart-breaking images of the young Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi, lying face-down on a beach in Turkey swept across our frontpages, it felt as though an impasse had been broken: a moment of realisation that the perils of…

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Young adult carers’ housing needs must be part of a Carers Action Plan

By Lois Gallagher / April 27, 2023

In partnership with Quaker Social Action and Commonweal, Move on Up provides housing alongside empathetic and specialist support for young adult carers. As Move on Up comes to its scheduled end in July, Lois Gallagher, Move on Up Housing and Support Manager, highlights the importance of ensuring the housing needs of young adult carers are increasingly…

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The true scale of people dying at the hands of exploitative landlords requires urgent attention 

By Lauren Aronin / April 25, 2023

Harrowing figures from the annual homeless count from the Museum of Homelessness paint a bleak picture of the reality facing vulnerable homeless people, with someone now dying every 6.5 hours on average.  Last year, 1,313 people died while homeless across England and Wales. This is a 20 percent increase on the previous year when the…

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Move on Up and Young Carers Action Day 2023

By Lois Gallagher / March 15, 2023

Lois Gallagher, Move on Up Housing and Support Manager, reflects on the theme for this year’s young carers action day: ‘make time for young carers’. Move on Up is a property-based pilot project, in partnership with Quaker Social Action and Commonweal Housing, providing housing alongside empathetic and specialist support for young adult carers. This blog was originally…

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We want to be part of the conversation

By Felix Stochaj / February 14, 2023

Felix Stochaj, Artist and Specialist Youth Worker at Project Future, explores how creative projects and art can provide innovative therapy for young people fleeing homelessness, violence and crime. “You don’t know what it’s really like unless you have been there”. This is the experience of young people accessing housing services after fleeing violence and crime. …

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A united sector must fight the hardwired immigration injustice

By Sue Lukes / February 1, 2023

Sue Lukes from MigrationWork was in the team that evaluated our NRPF Project, and wrote this call to action on migrant destitution based on research by MigrationWork colleagues Elizabeth Balgobin and Alexandra Bulat. All of us, housing providers, charities, advisers, local authorities and those we serve, struggle to understand and to deal with the intertwined…

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