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Host housing is the only option for many – and councils can help ensure it works well

By Amy Doyle / February 5, 2020

More and more groups of vulnerable people are relying on schemes that allow them to stay in a spare room of a member of the public. Amy Doyle explains the role local authorities should – and shouldn’t – play

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“I gave my spare room to an 18-year-old I didn’t know”

By Megan Fereday / January 31, 2020

Kirsty Lowe (women’s advocate and host, and co-founder of MammaKind) shares her experience of the highs and lows of being a host

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A decade of learning: how charities must innovate in the 2020s

By Ashley Horsey / January 8, 2020

Ashley Horsey reflects on ten years as CEO of Commonweal Housing, and suggests how charities should adapt their strategies for the new decade

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The other election: Commonweal’s key asks for the next Mayor of London

By Ashley Horsey / December 6, 2019

Ashley Horsey reflects on the housing policy changes that must be delivered by the next Mayor of London to tackle the housing crisis

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The social harm of student fuel poverty

By Alex Cirant-Taljaard / October 30, 2019

Alex Cirant-Taljaard takes us through his undergraduate research into student fuel poverty, and the impact of receiving the Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary 2018

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In the current policital climate we need commonweal housing more than ever

In the current political climate, we need Commonweal Housing more than ever

By Connie Muttock / October 21, 2019

Our new Policy and Communications Manager Connie reflects on why Commonweal’s approach is so important today

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