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Listen: What is exempt accommodation and why is it becoming a problem?

By Ashley Horsey / December 10, 2019

A recent report highlighted failures in a particular sub-sector of housing that often escapes regulation. Termed ‘non-commissioned exempt accommodation’, its function is to place a roof over the head of people with nowhere else to go.

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Annual Impact Review 2018/19 reflects on what makes a house feel like home

By Megan Fereday / July 10, 2019

Commonweal Housing is today launching its 2018/19 annual impact review, celebrating progress and achievements from the past year.

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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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