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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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Warm Words and Some Cold Reality

It genuinely is a good thing to have a serving Prime Minister come to a social housing conference and extol the virtues of and provide the promise of more funding to enable more social and affordable rented homes to be built. The fact that Theresa May’s attendance at this week’s National Housing Federation Summit was […]

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