Posts by: Rebecca Dillon

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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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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Making the Case report into Peer Landlord and a Supportive Shared Housing approach released

The Commonweal funded Making the Case report into supportive shared housing and the Peer Landlord model in particular has been released. Written by leading independent housing experts Heather Petch and John Perry, the report details how the model is effective in ending and preventing homelessness in certain low needs demographics. The report found that the […]

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Commonweal receives recognition for Pods at Homeless Link Conference

Showcasing the Pods at the Homeless Link Conference in Leicestershire, Commonweal and partners Thames Reach were awarded second place in the Innovation in Housing category at the Homeless Link “Under One Roof” conference Excellence Awards. The awards ceremony was the first time Homeless Link have held awards. Two of Commonweal’s projects were nominated for the […]

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