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Memorial bursary applications open to students for a second year

By Jessie Powell / May 15, 2019

Applications are now open for students at the University of Birmingham to apply for one of three bursaries supported by Commonweal Housing.

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Campaign raises awareness of homeless women attempting to stay safe on Valentine’s Day

By Rebecca Dillon / February 14, 2019

A social media campaign is raising awareness of the safety of homeless women and rough sleeping couples this Valentine’s Day, by highlighting how people are #CouplingUp on the streets.

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LGBT Housing in older age

By Rebecca Dillon / June 20, 2016

In 2015 Commonweal Housing joined forces with Stonewall Housing and the Big Lottery Fund to fund a study into the current provision of housing and related care and support for the older LGBT population in the UK. Stonewall Housing a specialist Lesibian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT )housing charity in England, they provide Housing support and…

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Staying at home – the advantages of a dementia friendly home

By Rebecca Dillon / March 25, 2015

The number of people being diagnosed with dementia is on the rise. In less than 40 years time there will be 1.7m people living with Dementia. Currently there are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK.* When the illness is late onset – usually over age 60, with symptoms slow to appear – diagnosis is…

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Re-Unite – Mary and baby Benjamin’s journey – from prison to a brighter future

By Rebecca Dillon / March 26, 2014

When Re-Unite first met 33 year old Mary* from Greater Manchester she was serving a three year prison term. Mary was referred to us by the Mother and Baby unit at HMP Styal as she had just given birth to new baby whist in custody; her two teenage daughters were staying with their grandmother while…

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Found ‘not guilty’ but denied compensation – Miscarriages of Justice

By Rebecca Dillon / March 26, 2014

Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau (a CAB) has delivered the Miscarriage of Justice Support service since 2002. We provide advice and support to individuals who have been wrongfully imprisoned through a miscarriage of justice and subsequently released. Because victims of miscarriages are not considered to be offenders, they do not receive the statutory provision…

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