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How housing policy is making our job harder

By Ashley Horsey / February 7, 2020

‘Doing the right thing’ has been a constant aim throughout our 14 years of work to combat social injustices through housing. The landscape of housing policy, however, hasn’t been quite as constant.

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Host housing is the only option for many – and councils can help ensure it works well

By Amy Doyle / February 5, 2020

More and more groups of vulnerable people are relying on schemes that allow them to stay in a spare room of a member of the public. Amy Doyle explains the role local authorities should – and shouldn’t – play

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“I gave my spare room to an 18-year-old I didn’t know”

By Megan Fereday / January 31, 2020

Kirsty Lowe (women’s advocate and host, and co-founder of MammaKind) shares her experience of the highs and lows of being a host

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Women-specific hosting could help women facing impossible choices

By Connie Muttock / January 27, 2020

27/01/2020 – Host housing schemes can be a positive option for some women but must be more women-focussed and where appropriate offer women-only hosting, finds a report published today by Commonweal Housing

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Commonweal selected for Spring Impact’s Scale Accelerator

By Megan Fereday / January 9, 2020

09/01/2020 – Commonweal Housing have been selected to take part in this year’s Scale Accelerator, joining a cohort of five UK change-maker charities and social enterprises, with an ambition to scale their impact.

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A decade of learning: how charities must innovate in the 2020s

By Ashley Horsey / January 8, 2020

Ashley Horsey reflects on ten years as CEO of Commonweal Housing, and suggests how charities should adapt their strategies for the new decade

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