Posts tagged: Ashley Horsey

Warm Words and Some Cold Reality

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 […]

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Social Housing – a national treasure or just the family silver?

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 […]

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Labelling the homeless – is there an elephant in the room?

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 […]

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What we do, why we do it and what’s the problem with getting it wrong now and then?  

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 […]

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