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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…

Housing needs of young adult carers must be recognised or risk homelessness, report warns

By Harry Williams | June 5, 2023

Unpaid carers aged 16-25 face potential homelessness unless their housing needs are urgently met in policy, a new report has warned. Awareness of the housing support needs of this cohort, known as young adult carers, is currently low across policy and practice. However, the risk of homelessness among young adult carers is often high and…

Homes for Ukraine one year on: scheme can be the foundation for better conditions for all migrants

By Harry Williams | March 14, 2023

Homes for Ukraine (HfU), the Government’s hosting scheme developed in response to protecting those fleeing the war in Ukraine, could be used as a basis for similar schemes for a wider range of nationalities. According to the findings of a new study, the centrally developed scheme has been largely successful and has shown that hosting…

Commonweal funds new research into human trafficking in Ukraine

By Harry Williams | October 4, 2022

Commonweal Housing has provided funding to modern slavery prevention organisation STOP THE TRAFFIK to support its Europe-wide research operation, helping to shine a light on patterns of migration and trafficking for those fleeing the war in Ukraine. The research was conducted via interviews with experts and academics, the findings of which have been targeted at…

Zero-carbon homes above car parks the future for housing vulnerable young adults as cost of living crisis deepens, report shows

By Harry Williams | August 25, 2022

Zero-carbon modular homes built above public car parks could help thousands of vulnerable young adults live in low-cost, sustainable council housing, while supporting them into work and education, following a successful pilot project in Bristol, a new report shows. The ZED PODS zero-operational carbon modular homes were designed and constructed as part of ‘Hope Rise’,…

Majority of Victims of Trafficking do not have access to safe housing

By Connie Muttock | December 2, 2020

A new report by Hibiscus Initiatives, and supported by Commonweal, finds that the majority of potential female victims of trafficking are unable to access safe houses, with some even facing homelessness. Hibiscus urges that foreign national female trafficking survivors can be housed in safe houses. Chief Executive of Hibiscus, Marchu Girma: “Safe house provision is important for…

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