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Megan Fereday

Commonweal Housing 2019-20 annual review explores ‘making room’ for building solutions to social injustice

Commonweal Housing is today launching its annual impact review for 2019/2020, looking back on its work and achievements from the past year.

Making Room, Building Solutions explores how the charity has worked to serve the needs of people from the most marginalised groups in society in 2019-20: making room for those who are most often overlooked by mainstream housing and support services.

⬇️ Click through the report and download it here (scroll to zoom in) ⬇️

Commonweal was established in 2006 with the aim to meet the needs of those who ‘fall through the cracks’ of mainstream housing and support services. This has led us into bold, creative partnerships with expert frontline organisations, with whom we’ve developed award-winning services for vulnerable women, migrants, criminal justice system leavers and young people.

Now, this report details how we have made room to grow, learn, explore and innovate further in 2019/20, across our action-learning framework.

Ashley Horsey, CEO of Commonweal Housing, said: “It gives me great pleasure to present this latest review of our work making room for project partners to build housing solutions to social injustice.”

“In a year that’s required us all to navigate uncertainty and fear for the future, the injustices experienced by those on the margins of our society have become clearer than ever. I look forward to working with new and existing expert partners over the year ahead, to continue serving these needs with innovative housing-based solutions.”

This year’s report is the last to be authored under the leadership of Steve Douglas CBE, former group chair of housing consultancy group Aquila and now Chief Executive of leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s.

In June 2020, Steve was succeeded as Chair of Commonweal’s Board by Jack Mactaggart. Jack is a chartered surveyor with Farebrother, a trustee of Commonweal since August 2016 and Vice-Chair over 2019 and 2020, and the son of the charity’s honorary president and founder, Sir John Mactaggart.

Read the full review here, and view the highlights from our last year of work below.

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