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 […]
The Commonweal Pods are being included in a New London Architects’ research paper exploring the benefits of factory made housing, an industry that is beginning to boom across the housing sector. What is it? Factory made housing is housing that is built in factories and then transported to a construction site to be erected. It […]
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 […]
LivShare creator Andy Redfearn shares his views on the concept and what he hopes to achieve with the model
Commonweal’s Policy and Communications Coordinator, Edward Lowe, reflects on his experience meeting individuals supported by the Freedom2Work project
Eleanor Bowden, CEO of Community Sponsors Homes (CSH) discusses the need to increase the availability of wheelchair accessible homes for rent and how Commonweal are supporting CSH to achieve this aim.
In our latest guest blog, Kathryn Muir from the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research provides her thoughts on her research on non-resident parents
In the latest in our series of guest blogs, Professor Jo Richardson, independent evaluator for the Freedom2Work project, provides her thoughts on the project
Commonweal Housing’s Chief Executive Ashley Horsey provides his thoughts ahead of Commonweal’s annual strategic away day.
Tuesday saw the Government unveil its plans for the future of supported housing funding. Under the new rules short-term supported accommodation will be funded through a ring-fenced fund to councils, while longer term supported housing will continue to be funded through the welfare system. The announcement follows the news last week that the proposed cap […]