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Quaker Social Action receives £10,000 match-funded donations to Big Give Christmas Challenge from Commonweal

By Megan Fereday / December 3, 2020

Quaker Social Action has unlocked £10,000 in match-funded donations from Commonweal Housing by reaching its Big Give Challenge target in just two days. The Challenge campaign raises funds each year for QSA’s range of services for those experiencing poverty and financial hardship. Commonweal have been proud to show our continued support for our project partner…

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Majority of Victims of Trafficking do not have access to safe housing

By Connie Muttock / December 2, 2020

A new report by Hibiscus Initiatives, and supported by Commonweal, finds that the majority of potential female victims of trafficking are unable to access safe houses, with some even facing homelessness. Hibiscus urges that foreign national female trafficking survivors can be housed in safe houses. Chief Executive of Hibiscus, Marchu Girma: “Safe house provision is important for…

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Exempt From Responsibility? – one year on from a pathbreaking report

By Dominic Bradley / November 19, 2020

It is almost exactly a year since we published ‘Exempt from Responsibility?’ and held two lively and oversubscribed launch events in Birmingham and London. We were aware before embarking on this research that ‘exempt’ accommodation was a significant issue in Birmingham, but were keen to ensure the growth of this sector, and the drivers for…

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Locked Out episode four: housing for survivors of VAWG

By Megan Fereday / November 18, 2020

Too many women are forced to choose between living with abuse or living on the streets. That’s because the majority of survivors of violence against women and girls, or VAWG, must find a new place to live in order to escape – and safe, stable housing is too often out of reach.   Last year, Commonweal’s…

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Commonweal Housing welcomes Social Housing White Paper

By Ashley Horsey / November 17, 2020

Today, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has published its Social Housing White Paper, titled The Charter for Social Housing Residents. Responding to the publication of the White Paper, Ashley Horsey, Chief Executive of Commonweal Housing says: “We welcome the publication today of the long-awaited Social Housing White Paper, which includes positive measures…

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Locked Out episode three: housing for Black and minoritised survivors

By Connie Muttock / November 4, 2020

The impacts of the housing crisis are wide reaching and intersectional: colliding with other social issues like cuts to specialist women’s services and a wider environment of institutionalised racism and discrimination. Black and minoritized survivors of violence against women and girls face multiple barriers to safe and secure housing – from discrimination by frontline professionals,…

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