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Back to the Future: private renting to help the homeless

By Ashley Horsey / October 15, 2018

I am feeling very Marty McFly at present – for the last year I feel as though I have been living through the nightmarish world of Back to the Future II overseen by the narcissistic, thin skinned rather idiotic bully Biff Tannan – presiding over a community going to the dogs. Specifically, in this last…

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Warm Words and Some Cold Reality

By Ashley Horsey / September 20, 2018

It genuinely is a good thing to have a serving Prime Minister come to a social housing conference and extol the virtues of and provide the promise of more funding to enable more social and affordable rented homes to be built. The fact that Theresa May’s attendance at this week’s National Housing Federation Summit was…

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What is factory made housing?

By Rebecca Dillon / September 10, 2018

Commonweal Pods to feature in New London Architecture’s research paper.

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Waiting for the Housing Buses

By Ashley Horsey / August 14, 2018

This week the Government showed their hand on rough sleeping and social housing. In what could be described as a sensible series of coordinated announcements, the Government has released both its Rough Sleeping Strategy, (to tackle one of the most extreme manifestations of the housing crisis) followed the very next day by the long awaited…

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LivShare: Co-Living without the expensive add-ons

By Rebecca Dillon / July 6, 2018

LivShare creator Andy Redfearn shares his views on the concept and what he hopes to achieve with the model

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Transformation Through Innovation – reflections on the Freedom2Work project

By Rebecca Dillon / May 11, 2018

Commonweal’s Policy and Communications Coordinator, Edward Lowe, reflects on his experience meeting individuals supported by the Freedom2Work project.

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