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 […]
This week the Government showed their hand on rough sleeping and social housing. In what could be described as a sensible series of coordinated announcements, the Government has released both its Rough Sleeping Strategy, (to tackle one of the most extreme manifestations of the housing crisis) followed the very next day by the long awaited […]
Commonweal Housing’s Chief Executive Ashley Horsey provides his thoughts ahead of Commonweal’s annual strategic away day.
Leading on from the Thames Reach research sponsored by Commonweal in to the lives of Romanian migrant workers living in tent encampments around London, Commonweal are now picking the brains and creativity of the architecture and design world to identify new transitional short-term accommodation ideas; options that can make use of empty existing buildings and […]
Two trustees are moving on, and two new trustees are joining the board
Are governments, universities and celebrities waking up to the growing problem of homelessness?
Housing First is a fantastic model with a proven record of tackling homelessness. But can it work in the UK, where housing is in such desperately short supply?
Ken Loach’s latest film is a powerful indictment of the system that crushes both the people it’s supposed to be helping, and those who work within it
There are many reasons why a person may only be “just about managing” – not all of them financial.
In my last blog, way back in the pre-Trumpian days of October 2016, I mused whether it was sensible to develop or promote less-than-ideal housing solutions, or whether settling for adequate might undermine the achievement of the best. That blog considered two manifestations of the current housing crisis: the spread of tent encampments of European […]