Housing needs of young adult carers must be recognised or risk homelessness, report warns

By Harry Williams / June 5, 2023

Unpaid carers aged 16-25 face potential homelessness unless their housing needs are urgently met in policy, a new report has warned. Awareness of the housing support needs of this cohort, known as young adult carers, is currently low across policy and practice. However, the risk of homelessness among young adult carers is often high and…

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New Trustee brings extensive housing knowledge to Commonweal’s Board

By Lauren Aronin / March 29, 2023

Commonweal Housing has recruited experienced researcher Dr. Elanor Warwick to its Board of Trustees. Dr. Warwick joins the Commonweal Board as the Head of Strategic, Policy Evidence and Research at Clarion Housing Group, England’s largest housing association. Warwick undertakes relevant housing research and policy guidance on a range of housing issues including welfare reform, affordability,…

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Homes for Ukraine one year on: scheme can be the foundation for better conditions for all migrants

By Harry Williams / March 14, 2023

Homes for Ukraine (HfU), the Government’s hosting scheme developed in response to protecting those fleeing the war in Ukraine, could be used as a basis for similar schemes for a wider range of nationalities. According to the findings of a new study, the centrally developed scheme has been largely successful and has shown that hosting…

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Young people share their experiences of homelessness after fleeing violence and crime through art

By Lauren Aronin / January 31, 2023

Commonweal Housing recently held a Celebration of Partnerships event, showcasing a powerful and thought-provoking art display depicting young people’s experience of homelessness after fleeing violence and crime. The exhibition “Tackling Youth Homelessness in London, Together” was designed by young people accessing Gateway, a specialist enhanced liaison and diversion (L&D) service launched by the Barnet, Enfield,…

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Injustices facing migrants and young people become Commonweal focus areas

By Lauren Aronin / January 10, 2023

Commonweal Housing has announced its new priority policy areas for the forthcoming years, shifting focus towards injustices faced by young adults and those facing difficult transitions to adulthood, and injustices emerging as a result of migration and human trafficking. The social justice charity will also continue to concentrate efforts on the criminal justice system as…

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Commonweal funds new research into Homes for Ukraine and single parent emergency housing

By Lauren Aronin / December 16, 2022

Commonweal Housing has agreed to fund two new separate pieces of research that will: i. analyse learnings from the Homes for Ukraine scheme and; ii. investigate the lack of specialist emergency accommodation for single-parent families with children. The charity has funded two organisations to capture learnings from the Homes for Ukraine scheme. These are modern…

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