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Property solicitor Gerald Kelly joins Commonweal’s Board

By Lauren Aronin / June 12, 2024

Commonweal Housing has appointed experienced property solicitor Gerald Kelly, a Partner at UK leading law firm Macfarlanes, to its Board of Trustees.  Gerald joins the Board with over 30 years of experience as a real estate solicitor, specialising in joint ventures and residential development projects using his legal expertise to advise developers, institutions, and private…

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University of Birmingham students share research delivering critical insights into housing issues and social injustices

By Lauren Aronin / June 4, 2024

Final-year University of Birmingham students awarded the Jane Slowey Bursary Memorial for 23/24 presented their compelling research findings, spanning a broad scope of housing and social policy issues, to Commonweal Housing at a recent University event. The focus of their research included the disadvantages and discrimination faced by Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) renters,…

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Former Commonweal Trustee Jeremy Swain has died

By Harry Williams / May 30, 2024

Commonweal Housing is deeply saddened to hear of the death this week of Jeremy Swain, a former Trustee of Commonweal Housing and respected housing sector leader. Jeremy was involved with Commonweal for a decade, spending seven years as part of our first advisory panel from 2010, before returning as a Trustee for three years between…

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Ashley Horsey shortlisted for Lifetime Achievement in Housing Award 

By Lauren Aronin / May 17, 2024

Ashley Horsey, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Commonweal Housing, has been shortlisted for the Lifetime Achievement in Housing Award at the Housing Heroes Awards 2024, in recognition of his accomplishments in the housing sector over the past 35 years.    Horsey has held an array of senior positions throughout his career, including in central government,…

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Commonweal appoints Trustee Amarjit Bains to Vice-Chair of Board

By Harry Williams / April 15, 2024

Social justice charity Commonweal Housing has appointed its experienced Trustee and homelessness project delivery expert Amarjit Bains, to Vice-Chair of the Board, expanding and strengthening its executive team. Bains, who has been a member of the Commonweal Board since February 2021, has over a decade of experience in leadership roles across differing sectors, specialising in…

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Housing ideas wanted for young people impacted by care, mental health and education 

By Lauren Aronin / March 27, 2024

Commonweal Housing is inviting not-for-profits to devise new and imaginative housing and support model ideas targeted at specific injustices facing young people, with grant funding available for the most original ideas.   The Call for New Ideas programme – a funding mechanism designed to help develop multi-year housing pilot projects – invites not-for-profits to submit new housing…

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