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Locked Out episode two: housing and the criminal justice system

By Connie Muttock / October 21, 2020

For people in contact with the criminal justice system, access to safe housing is vital to moving onto independent and stable lives. Yet too many people are trapped in a devastating cycle of homelessness and offending. In episode two of Locked Out, a new podcast from Commonweal Housing, we are asking: why is it so…

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Locked Out: a new podcast from Commonweal Housing

By Connie Muttock / October 7, 2020

In the midst of a national housing crisis, it is obvious to most of us that too many people are locked out of safe, secure housing in the UK. But which groups are particularly at risk and why? That’s what we sought to uncover in Locked Out, a new anthology of essays highlighting the links…

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People facing social injustice are locked out of safe, secure housing, say charity experts in new anthology

By Megan Fereday / October 7, 2020

Nine charity experts have come together to draw attention to the links between housing and social injustice, in a new anthology published today by Commonweal Housing. The anthology, Locked Out, will be launched alongside a podcast of the same name, in which authors and other guests will share their perspective on the housing needs of people facing social injustice.  Read the…

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Commonweal Housing seeks new Trustee with housing sector experience

By Connie Muttock / August 28, 2020

Commonweal Housing is an independent charity working to investigate, pilot and champion housing-based solutions to social injustice. Using charitable resources we provide experts and partner organisations with the opportunity to trial and test new approaches designed to enhance housing equality and justice.  Commonweal is now looking for an additional Trustee to join our skilled, committed and experienced Board. The Board is specifically looking for a…

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Shared accommodation has a role to play in helping homeless people

By Ashley Horsey / August 24, 2020

We must be cautious about throwing the baby out with the bathwater over talk of ending shared housing for homeless people, writes Ashley Horsey

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Millions saved to public purse by project supporting homeless people to work and save

By Megan Fereday / August 4, 2020

A new project is helping people at risk of homelessness into stable housing and employment, saving over £2m in costs to society, a new study has shown.

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