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Commonweal Housing welcomes new Trustee   

By Rebecca Dillon / October 30, 2018

Independent action learning charity, Commonweal Housing has welcomed researcher Becky Rice to its board of Trustees.   Becky, who joined the charity’s Board of Trustees in September, has over 15 years’ experience in research and evaluation, with specific focus on homelessness and vulnerable groups.   As well as holding senior research positions at organisations such as St Mungos and…

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Taking Action at Bristol Housing Festival

By Matt Wale / October 25, 2018

We were at the Bristol Housing Festival launch this week, an event which served as a call to action for politicians, developers, builders, innovators – and the city as a whole. The Festival isn’t intended to be a just another showcase for ideas, or just being seen to be acknowledging the housing crisis confronting the…

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Commonweal Housing scoops national prize for innovation

By Jessie Powell / October 19, 2018

Commonweal Housing has won Innovation of the Year at the 24Housing Awards, for its work with partners on transitional accommodation for migrant workers.

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Back to the Future: private renting to help the homeless

By Ashley Horsey / October 15, 2018

I am feeling very Marty McFly at present – for the last year I feel as though I have been living through the nightmarish world of Back to the Future II overseen by the narcissistic, thin skinned rather idiotic bully Biff Tannan – presiding over a community going to the dogs. Specifically, in this last…

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University bursary to remember valuable work of housing charity Trustee

By Rebecca Dillon / October 8, 2018

Commonweal Housing have partnered with the University of Birmingham to offer a student bursary in remembrance of Jane Slowey CBE, a former Trustee who passed away in October 2017. This year, the Jane Slowey Memorial Fund will offer £2,500 to two undergraduates in the University’s School of Social Policy who have a focus on housing…

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Commonweal Launches Housing Helps Competition

By Rebecca Dillon / October 5, 2018

We are launching our ‘Housing Helps’ new ideas competition to award £10k for the most innovative housing solution to combat a social injustice.

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