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Rebecca Dillon

Commonweal speaking at the Chartered Institute for Housing's conference

Commonweal, Housing for Women and NACRO will be speaking about the successful Re-Unite project for homeless mothers being released from prison.

The Re-Unite Project houses mothers who would be homeless on their release from prison, enabling these mothers to be reunited with their children. This successful new project in South London has been developed in partnership between Commonweal Housing and Housing for Women, a registered housing association.

Commonweal Housing and Housing for Women will be speaking about the project, along with a representative from NACRO in a spotlight session at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference in Harrogate at 9.30am on Thursday 24th June in the Conference Suite.

Admission to the exhibition and the Spotlight Sessions are free for housing associations, councils, ALMOs and charities if you pre-register, so if you would like to learn more about this innovative project you can find details on how to attend the exhibition and talks click here.

The Re-Unite model aims at reducing re-offending, tackling homelessness, supporting employment and training for the women, improving educational attainment for the children by enabling a stable home life, improving health and welfare outcomes and the long term sustainability of future tenancies – delivering benefits to individuals and society as a whole.

The Re-Unite model is already being replicated in Worcester by the Asha Centre and Nexus Housing and Commonweal Housing are keen to talk to other service and housing providers about replication elsewhere.

If you would like further information on the project, please read the recent article that featured in Inside Housing magazine or you can also read Cambridge University’s evaluation.

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