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?
Our new Policy & Communications coordinator reflects on the hardships faced by rough sleepers in this most unforgiving of months
Some people have a simple phrase attached to their status in the UK – “no recourse to public funds”. The meaning is apparently very clear. While you may have the right to be in the country, you do not have the right to access any services paid by the public purse, nor are you able […]
Several years ago we received a letter from Commonweal Housing offering to help with our project for women with a strong history of street based prostitution and drug use. The usual advice is that if an offer looks too good to be true then it is best avoided. However, after meeting with David Peek, the […]
No Offence! has published a guest blog by Ashley Horsey, CEO of Commonweal Housing on 9th November 2012. No Offence! is an award winning Community Interest Company, supported by a Management Team, Advisory Board, Ambassadors, Patron and Volunteers. Together with a growing number of members, they bring together the largest group of criminal justice expertise […]
After attending a speech on 22nd October 2012 made by the Prime Minister David Cameron about the criminal justice system, Ashley Horsey wrote an open letter informing Mr Cameron about our Re-Unite project.
Alison Lamb, CEO of the Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau, explores the resettlement needs of individuals cleared of wrongful convictions.
Ashley Horsey, Chief Executive of Commonweal, evokes the spirit of the Rowntrees and Octavia Hill with a new model of ‘venture philanthropy’ that could provide the building blocks for sustainable social housing.