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Commonweal Housing welcomes Social Housing White Paper

By Ashley Horsey / November 17, 2020

Today, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has published its Social Housing White Paper, titled The Charter for Social Housing Residents. Responding to the publication of the White Paper, Ashley Horsey, Chief Executive of Commonweal Housing says: “We welcome the publication today of the long-awaited Social Housing White Paper, which includes positive measures…

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Locked Out episode three: housing for Black and minoritised survivors

By Connie Muttock / November 4, 2020

The impacts of the housing crisis are wide reaching and intersectional: colliding with other social issues like cuts to specialist women’s services and a wider environment of institutionalised racism and discrimination. Black and minoritized survivors of violence against women and girls face multiple barriers to safe and secure housing – from discrimination by frontline professionals,…

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People facing social injustice are locked out of safe, secure housing, say charity experts in new anthology

By Megan Fereday / October 7, 2020

Nine charity experts have come together to draw attention to the links between housing and social injustice, in a new anthology published today by Commonweal Housing. The anthology, Locked Out, will be launched alongside a podcast of the same name, in which authors and other guests will share their perspective on the housing needs of people facing social injustice.  Read the…

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Commonweal Housing seeks new Trustee with housing sector experience

By Connie Muttock / August 28, 2020

Commonweal Housing is an independent charity working to investigate, pilot and champion housing-based solutions to social injustice. Using charitable resources we provide experts and partner organisations with the opportunity to trial and test new approaches designed to enhance housing equality and justice.  Commonweal is now looking for an additional Trustee to join our skilled, committed and experienced Board. The Board is specifically looking for a…

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Millions saved to public purse by project supporting homeless people to work and save

By Megan Fereday / August 4, 2020

A new project is helping people at risk of homelessness into stable housing and employment, saving over £2m in costs to society, a new study has shown.

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Commonweal Housing 2019-20 annual review explores ‘making room’ for building solutions to social injustice

By Megan Fereday / July 6, 2020

Commonweal Housing is today launching its annual impact review for 2019/2020, looking back on its work and achievements from the past year.

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