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Commonweal gives evidence to the LUHC Committee inquiry into exempt accommodation

By Harry Williams / May 16, 2022

Commonweal Housing has given evidence to the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee inquiry into exempt accommodation, the underregulated form of supported housing exempt from Housing Benefit caps. Ashley Horsey, Chief Executive at Commonweal, who has used its independent charity position to run a multiyear campaign to shine a light on the injustices surrounding…

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Former Commonweal Chair Steve Douglas has died

By Harry Williams / May 9, 2022

Commonweal Housing is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of St Mungo’s CEO and former Commonweal Chair Steve Douglas. Steve was a leading figure in the housing industry with a career spanning more than 25 years including leading St Mungo’s and before that, Altair, a housing and regeneration consultancy group, Housing Corporation and Spitalfields…

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Commonweal Housing is recruiting three exciting positions

By Miriam Lawson / March 9, 2022

We’re delighted to be recruiting for three roles in our friendly and professional London team. We’re dedicated to investigating, testing, and sharing housing solutions to social injustice. We also support early stage research and feasibility studies to scratch beneath the surface of an issue and see if housing might be able to help. Administration Officer…

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Commonweal launches its Call for New Ideas 2022 to support organisations with original housing projects

By Miriam Lawson / February 10, 2022

Commonweal Housing has reopened its partnership programme, Call for New Ideas 2022, inviting not-for-profit organisations working with marginalised groups to submit imaginative and original ideas for housing solutions to social injustices. Commonweal is offering frontline organisations funding, support measures and bespoke property in an effort to work with sector experts to design and deliver housing…

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An graphic stating that Commonweal Housing and Rentstart won Homelessness Partnership of the Year at the 2021 UK Housing Awards

Commonweal and Rentstart win Homelessness Partnership of the Year

By Miriam Lawson / November 26, 2021

Commonweal Housing and Elmbridge-based homelessness charity Rentstart have won the Homelessness Partnership of the Year at UK Housing Awards.

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Commonweal’s up for four top industry awards

By Miriam Lawson / November 23, 2021

Commonweal Housing is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted for four industry-leading awards at: UK Housing Awards, RESI Awards, and two Homeless Link awards. The Rhea project, run with London domestic abuse charity Solace Women’s Aid, has been nominated for Homeless Link’s ‘Home Safe’ award. The category recognises accommodation that gives individuals ‘the…

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