Commonweal offering funding to pilot housing ideas addressing injustices within the criminal justice system

By Lauren Aronin / August 21, 2023

Social justice charity Commonweal Housing is offering funding to frontline organisations across the UK to test new and innovative housing-based solutions to address injustices within the criminal justice system. Through the charity’s Call for New Ideas partnership programme, Commonweal invites not-for-profit organisations to apply for funding between £5,000-10,000 to conduct a short-term feasibility study to…

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The impacts of regeneration on women in the Tower Hamlets

By Grace Hill / July 25, 2023

Grace Hill is a recent graduate from the University of Birmingham’s School of Social Policy, who received the Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary from Commonweal in her final year. The Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary from Commonweal Housing gave me financial freedom. The £2,500 grant money allowed me to devote my time to my studies by drastically…

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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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Birmingham Uni graduates share research into areas of housing and social injustice affecting marginalised groups

By Lauren Aronin / July 5, 2023

Commonweal Housing recently welcomed this year’s Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary students to share their final-year research findings with Commonweal staff, Trustees and friends. In memory of Commonweal’s late Trustee, Jane Slowey CBE, who sadly passed away in 2017, the charity set up the Jane Slowey Memorial Bursary. The Bursary offers four students from the University…

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Aphra Mactaggart joins Commonweal’s Board, furthering Mactaggart family legacy

By Lauren Aronin / July 3, 2023

Commonweal Housing has recently welcomed Aphra Mactaggart to its Board of Trustees. Her appointment further entrenches the philanthropic legacy of the Mactaggart family, and their pivotal role in the creation and continued work of the charity. She joins Commonweal’s Board as its youngest member, offering a fresh vision and understanding of the issues facing young…

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Commonweal funds research exploring how a Whole Housing Approach can support survivors of modern slavery

By Lauren Aronin / June 28, 2023

Commonweal Housing has recently provided funding to UK-based charity The Human Trafficking Foundation to explore how a process similar to a Whole Housing Approach, currently set up to house survivors of domestic abuse, can be replicated for survivors of modern slavery. The Human Trafficking Foundation grew out of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking…

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