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.
Local Re-Unite successes Gloucestershire and Derby sit at two ends of the Re-Unite spectrum. Louise’s* life has been transformed – from a difficult childhood in Gloucestershire and a subsequent custodial sentence, she has now been re-united with her young son and is moving on in her life. A five bed house in Derby recently became […]
The number of people being diagnosed with dementia is on the rise. In less than 40 years time there will be 1.7m people living with Dementia. Currently there are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK.* When the illness is late onset – usually over age 60, with symptoms slow to appear – diagnosis is […]
When Re-Unite first met 33 year old Mary* from Greater Manchester she was serving a three year prison term. Mary was referred to us by the Mother and Baby unit at HMP Styal as she had just given birth to new baby whist in custody; her two teenage daughters were staying with their grandmother while […]
In partnership with the Hull Together Women Project, Re-Unite has helped Sarah* turn her family’s life around. Sarah’s children were aged three years and eight months respectively when she was given a six-year prison sentence for drug offences in 2009.
We like you to hear about the people Commonweal projects support: meet Harry* – a tenant accessing the Peer Landlord project delivered with our partner, Thames Reach
Julia* is a mother of six children. She was homeless with a severe history of domestic violence and crack use for fifteen years.
Diana* had a bad start to the year. She suffered from depression and was finding it very difficult to adjust to having her two sons back in her full time care following time in prison.