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Four more students receive grant as part of 2022/23 Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary as Commonweal signs 10-year partnership with University of Birmingham

By Lauren Aronin / August 10, 2022

Commonweal Housing has agreed to support four students from the University of Birmingham with grant funding to aid their dissertation research around key housing and social policy issues as part of its Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary. The Bursary was set up in 2018 to celebrate former Commonweal Trustee and Birmingham University student Jane Slowey CBE,…

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Commonweal reveals 2021/22 Annual Review: ‘Opening Doors’

By Harry Williams / July 13, 2022

Commonweal Housing is delighted to announce its 2021/22 Annual Review ‘Opening Doors: Unlocking the Doors of Change’. The Annual Review treads through the path of the charity’s last twelve months, which saw it make major strides in pushing for reform in the exempt accommodation sector, sign new project partnerships, fund major research projects, and support…

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Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary students present compelling housing research in the wake of Covid-19

By Lauren Aronin / June 30, 2022

In memory of the late Jane Slowey CBE, a former Commonweal Trustee, University of Birmingham alumna and an active campaigner against social injustices, Commonweal offers undergraduate students at Birmingham University’s School of Social Policy a bursary to help with their final year studies. Last week, students Michelle Anderson, Ofure Osebor, and Seerut Ladhar, the recipients…

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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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