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Local Authorities must ensure survivors’ safety through innovative partnership working

By Megan Fereday / February 10, 2021

Leading domestic abuse charity, Solace, Commonweal Housing and Southwark Council, are today advocating for strong and effective partnerships that deliver a life-changing combination of safe, suitable housing, and holistic emotional and practical support to ensure those experiencing abuse can flee safely and recover.

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Two new trustees appointed to Commonweal Housing

By Megan Fereday / February 8, 2021

Amarjit Bains and Sheldon Shillingford have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of housing and social justice charity Commonweal Housing.

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Quaker Social Action receives £10,000 match-funded donations to Big Give Christmas Challenge from Commonweal

By Megan Fereday / December 3, 2020

Quaker Social Action has unlocked £10,000 in match-funded donations from Commonweal Housing by reaching its Big Give Challenge target in just two days. The Challenge campaign raises funds each year for QSA’s range of services for those experiencing poverty and financial hardship. Commonweal have been proud to show our continued support for our project partner…

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Majority of Victims of Trafficking do not have access to safe housing

By Connie Muttock / December 2, 2020

A new report by Hibiscus Initiatives, and supported by Commonweal, finds that the majority of potential female victims of trafficking are unable to access safe houses, with some even facing homelessness. Hibiscus urges that foreign national female trafficking survivors can be housed in safe houses. Chief Executive of Hibiscus, Marchu Girma: “Safe house provision is important for…

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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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