News & Views

Homeless women entering potentially dangerous relationships in attempt to stay safe on the streets

Many homeless women across the UK are in dangerous and abusive relationships in an attempt to protect themselves from the wider risks of living on the street.   New research by Brighton Women’s Centre and Homeless Link, funded by Commonweal Housing, investigated the nature of rough sleeping relationships, how women are treated within the couple and how they are treated by homeless services […]

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Interim report shows housing project is helping to combat unemployment

The second interim report for Freedom2Work, a project dedicated to helping homeless people out of unemployment has demonstrated the success of the scheme. The project combines a savings scheme with supported, shared housing to help participants gain employment, education or training. It is designed for individuals experiencing the cycle of homelessness and help people back […]

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Commonweal Housing welcomes new Trustee   

Independent action learning charity, Commonweal Housing has welcomed researcher Becky Rice to its board of Trustees.   Becky, who joined the charity’s Board of Trustees in September, has over 15 years’ experience in research and evaluation, with specific focus on homelessness and vulnerable groups.   As well as holding senior research positions at organisations such as St Mungos and […]

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Commonweal Housing scoops national prize for innovation

Commonweal Housing has won Innovation of the Year at the 24Housing Awards, for its work with partners on transitional accommodation for migrant workers.   The award, picked up at a ceremony on October 18th, celebrated the Commonweal Pods, which were developed following research into a specific group of migrant workers in North London.   The research was […]

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University bursary to remember valuable work of housing charity Trustee

Commonweal Housing have partnered with the University of Birmingham to offer a student bursary in remembrance of Jane Slowey CBE, a former Trustee who passed away in October 2017. This year, the Jane Slowey Memorial Fund will offer £2,500 to two undergraduates in the University’s School of Social Policy who have a focus on housing […]

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Commonweal Launches Housing Helps Competition

We are launching our ‘Housing Helps’ new ideas competition to award £10k for the most innovative housing solution to combat a social injustice. Housing Helps will award £10,000 to fund a feasibility study into an area of social injustice, where the applicant feels housing could be part of the solution. This competition follows the success […]

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