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Commonweal supports new housing initiatives focusing on criminal justice

By Lauren Aronin / December 18, 2023

Commonweal Housing has agreed to fund four innovative feasibility studies evaluating housing-based solutions to injustices within the criminal justice system. The new partnerships are part of Call for New Ideas 2023: Criminal Justice, established to test new ideas for housing and support models to tackle issues facing vulnerable individuals who have come into contact with…

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Housing barriers impact VAWG survivors journey to recovery and independence

By Lauren Aronin / December 5, 2023

This week marks the second week of ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence’, an international moment to call for an end to violence against women and girls (VAWG), which is a systematic injustice affecting one in three women globally. In the UK, VAWG is rising at an alarming rate. An estimated 2.4 million adults…

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Unsafe and unsuitable standards for families in emergency accommodation, new report shows

By Lauren Aronin / December 4, 2023

A new report by London-based architects Morris+Company, funded by Commonweal Housing, outlines guidance to improve spatial and design standards for emergency accommodation for families with dependent children. The ‘Families in Emergency Accommodation Guidance’ also in collaboration with developers Common Projects and The Magpie Project – a charity supporting mothers and young children in temporary accommodation…

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Commonweal’s Conversation with Trustee Dr Elanor Warwick

By Lauren Aronin / November 28, 2023

In this new series, Commonweal’s Conversations, we’re chatting to the people at the heart of change in our sector. From frontline service users to CEOs, we want to hear everything from what makes them tick, what hope they see for the future of the sector, and what their favourite ice cream flavour is. First up…

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It’s about time young adult carers get rights to ensure they have secure housing

By Alicia Jones / November 23, 2023

Alicia Jones, who has experience as a young adult carer, shares her view on the housing issues facing young adult carers this Carers Rights Day 2023.  Adolescence is meant to be a time to enjoy yourself and do all those stereotypical things people do between 16 and 25; like the first holiday with your friends,…

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Scattered housing options leaving survivors of modern slavery at risk of homelessness and re-trafficking, new research shows

By Harry Williams / October 18, 2023

Survivors of modern slavery are at risk of homelessness, destitution or being re-trafficked as a result of an uncoordinated framework and scattered housing options, a new report shows. The research, which was conducted by anti-trafficking charity Human Trafficking Foundation and funded by social justice charity Commonweal Housing, explores the housing options for survivors of human…

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