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Our year in numbers and words

By Ashley Horsey / December 22, 2021

At a time when so much in the world seems like hard work and a struggle acknowledging success is important.  We look forward with renewed energy to doing more in 2022.

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Breaking barriers into rented accommodation with Freedom2Work

By Ben Phillips-Farmer / December 15, 2021

It’s been an exciting time for us at Rentstart to have been nominated alongside Commonweal for three awards over the last few months. Even to receive the finalist nominations felt affirming for a project that we have put so much effort into over the last five years: one that we hope will grow and replicate.…

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Housing is the heart of recovery for survivors of violence against women

By Miriam Lawson / November 25, 2021

Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It’s one of the most pervasive social injustices we face, in the UK and around the world. Domestic violence affects almost one in three women aged 16-59 in England and Wales and sweeps away the safety and security normally associated with home. This…

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Commonweal strikes seven partnerships for innovative feasibility studies

By Harry Williams / November 24, 2021

Commonweal Housing has partnered with seven front-line organisations as part of its 2021 Call for New Ideas, the charity’s partnership programme. It has agreed to support and fund the feasibility studies to test the suitability of new innovative models that seek housing-based solutions to social injustices. The new partners are: Homelessness organisation, C4WS Irish Methodist…

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Commonweal’s up for four top industry awards

By Miriam Lawson / November 23, 2021

Commonweal Housing is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted for four industry-leading awards at: UK Housing Awards, RESI Awards, and two Homeless Link awards. The Rhea project, run with London domestic abuse charity Solace Women’s Aid, has been nominated for Homeless Link’s ‘Home Safe’ award. The category recognises accommodation that gives individuals ‘the…

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Commonweal’s Call for New Ideas has CLOSED – new partners announced soon

By Harry Williams / October 12, 2021

The deadline for applications to Commonweal Housing’s Call for New Ideas 2021 has now passed. We want to say a massive thank you to all of you who applied and got in touch. We have been blown away by the number and quality of applications that we have received this year. We are currently in…

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