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Young adult carers housing project draws to a close

By Lauren Aronin / July 11, 2023

After piloting supportive housing for young adult carers for six years, the Move On Up project housing young adult carers has reached its scheduled ending. The project leaves behind a wealth of learnings and recommendations to help address the housing needs of this vulnerable and overlooked cohort. Between 2017-2023, Move on Up provided shared housing…

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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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A united sector must fight the hardwired immigration injustice

By Sue Lukes / February 1, 2023

Sue Lukes from MigrationWork was in the team that evaluated our NRPF Project, and wrote this call to action on migrant destitution based on research by MigrationWork colleagues Elizabeth Balgobin and Alexandra Bulat. All of us, housing providers, charities, advisers, local authorities and those we serve, struggle to understand and to deal with the intertwined…

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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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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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Unique project is addressing previously unmet housing need for young adult carers

By Megan Fereday / June 10, 2020

An innovative new project from Commonweal and Quaker Social Action is providing crucial support to young adult carers, according to an independent evaluation, published today.

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