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REFORM NOT ABOLITION: Vulnerable people are not getting the support that “they deserve for the money that is being paid” but we must “build on the good things” of exempt sector

By Harry Williams / September 24, 2021

The government is determined to “drive out the minority of landlords who provide poor-quality accommodation and insufficient support” in the exempt accommodation sector, but concedes that “there are no easy solutions” as Cathy Page, Head of Housing with Care and Support at the newly named Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), laid out…

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Exempt accommodation “slid into the gap created by poor policy choices” that sit at the heart of housing crisis

By Harry Williams / September 21, 2021

The housing crisis in Britain in-part emerged due to poor policy choices around housing access, with the exempt accommodation sector becoming a clear victim of an “iniquitous and difficult to navigate system” that has allowed exploitation and profiteering to flourish, Thea Raisbeck, Honorary Research Associate at the University of Birmingham, claimed at the Experts on…

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Commonweal wins Gold IADA Award for 2021 Annual Review

By Megan Fereday / September 1, 2021

In It Together, the 2021 annual review from Commonweal Housing, has won a Gold Award at the International Annual Report Design Awards. In It Together celebrated the achievements of Commonweal’s partnerships with frontline organisations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, serving those hit hardest by the housing and coronavirus crises. The report presented a range of recommendations…

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Three University of Birmingham students researching housing and COVID-19 to be supported with Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary 2021

By Megan Fereday / July 7, 2021

Commonweal Housing is proud to present three more students from the University of Birmingham’s School of Social Policy with a bursary, in memory of our late trustee and friend, Jane Slowey CBE.

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In It Together: Commonweal Housing reveals vital learning from a year like no other in annual review

By Megan Fereday / July 5, 2021

Commonweal Housing’s annual review calls for urgent improvements to housing provision for those most harshly affected by the COVID19 pandemic.

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Learning the unexpected: how changed circumstances can present new opportunities for reflection and understanding

By Megan Fereday / May 17, 2021

Ashley Horsey, Leila Baker and Matthieu Lambert come together to share the lessons learned from Enterprise Homes Group’s ‘Roof Space’ project, piloted during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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