I am feeling very Marty McFly at present – for the last year I feel as though I have been living through the nightmarish world of Back to the Future II overseen by the narcissistic, thin skinned rather idiotic bully Biff Tannan – presiding over a community going to the dogs. Specifically, in this last […]
It genuinely is a good thing to have a serving Prime Minister come to a social housing conference and extol the virtues of and provide the promise of more funding to enable more social and affordable rented homes to be built. The fact that Theresa May’s attendance at this week’s National Housing Federation Summit was […]
‘Housing solutions to social injustice’ is the strap line of Commonweal Housing – seeing housing as part of the solution to help people address other issues in their lives. Ahead of the budget and forthcoming Housing Bill we are hearing all sorts of leaked plans that will directly and indirectly impact on the UK housing […]
This week has seen yet another TV exposé on rogue landlords, this time by BBC Panorama “The Great Housing Benefit Scandal” aired on 20 April. Whilst, as in all good exposé investigative journalism, extremes have been shown, there can be no question however that the landlords shown in this film are providing very poor quality […]
Standing up for the NHS As we start this General Election campaign the National Health Service, our beloved NHS, will be a regular feature in news stories and policy announcements, campaign leaflets and party sound bites. Who will protect it most……who is it greatest supporter……..who wishes to do away with it? No doubt the truth […]
When is someone no longer homeless? When do you stop referring to homeless people and starting thinking of them simply as people? These are some of the questions raised for me by a long-term research study which followed the futures of over 260 formerly homeless people. I recently attended the launch of Rebuilding Lives: Longer-Term […]
Helping expert partners realise and deliver the new projects they wish to test is what Commonweal does. Providing the housing and trying to test models that otherwise may not see the light of day. We don’t support guaranteed successes – if something has already been tried and tested then we encourage others to support the […]
Commonweal’s Chief Executive Ashley Horsey has written an article for Welsh Housing Quarterly.
Below is the recent article featured in London Funders’ Member focus who interviewed Ashley Horsey our Chief Executive.
The following presentations made at the recent Chartered Institute for Housing’s national conference are now available.