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An anthology from Commonweal Housing looking at the links between housing and social injustice, and the ways in which marginalised populations are further disadvantaged by housing policy, provision and practice. It contains contributions from expert leaders across the third sector, writing on: violence against women and girls, the criminal justice system, and periods of transition.

Foreword and Introduction

Jack Mactaggart - Chair

Connie Muttock - Policy and Communications Manager, Commonweal Housing

Chapter 1

Housing for survivors of violence against women and girls

DAHA | LAWA | Nelson Trust

Chapter 2

Housing for people in contact with the criminal justice system

Revolving Doors | Clinks | Agenda

Chapter 3

Housing for people affected by transitions

Become | Rentstart | Thames Reach

Where do we go from here?

Ashley Horsey - CEO, Commonweal Housing

In the midst of a national housing crisis, it is obvious to most of us that too many people are locked out of safe, secure housing in the UK. But which groups are particularly at risk and why?

In this anthology, nine charity experts have come together to shed light on the impact of housing instability on those facing social injustice. Authors have written on violence against women and girls, the criminal justice system, and periods of transition where housing instability and social injustice collide.

Written against the backdrop of the coronavirus crisis over spring and summer 2020, many of these essays reflect on how these already vulnerable groups have been particularly impacted by the pandemic.

Read their essays in the Locked Out anthology above.