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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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Care, mental health, and school exclusion: drivers of youth homelessness requiring urgent attention, research says

By Harry Williams / March 21, 2024

Young people who have had experience of the care system, have mental health problems, or have faced serial school exclusion have an increased risk of homelessness, new research shows. These three drivers of youth homelessness were highlighted as being of particular concern and requiring additional attention in a report by the national homelessness membership charity…

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Four students investigating housing issues and the cost of living receive grant funding

By Lauren Aronin / January 19, 2024

Four final-year students from the University of Birmingham have been awarded grant funding as part of Commonweal Housing’s Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary to conduct their dissertation research on important housing and social policy issues. The successful 2023/24 recipients are Alice Munson, Jessica Nsana, Ellie Ward and Olivia Glenny. Each student received a grant of £2,500…

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Unsafe and unsuitable standards for families in emergency accommodation, new report shows

By Lauren Aronin / December 4, 2023

A new report by London-based architects Morris+Company, funded by Commonweal Housing, outlines guidance to improve spatial and design standards for emergency accommodation for families with dependent children. The ‘Families in Emergency Accommodation Guidance’ also in collaboration with developers Common Projects and The Magpie Project – a charity supporting mothers and young children in temporary accommodation…

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Scattered housing options leaving survivors of modern slavery at risk of homelessness and re-trafficking, new research shows

By Harry Williams / October 18, 2023

Survivors of modern slavery are at risk of homelessness, destitution or being re-trafficked as a result of an uncoordinated framework and scattered housing options, a new report shows. The research, which was conducted by anti-trafficking charity Human Trafficking Foundation and funded by social justice charity Commonweal Housing, explores the housing options for survivors of human…

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Call for New Ideas centered around criminal justice now CLOSED

By Lauren Aronin / October 10, 2023

The deadline for Commonweal Housing’s 2023 Call for New Ideas programme, focusing on the criminal justice system, has now passed. Applications will now be reviewed by a Selection Panel made up of sector experts, Commonweal staff and Commonweal Trustees, and successful applicants will be announced in November. This year marked the fourth year the charity…

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