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What’s on the horizon?

By Rebecca Dillon / March 30, 2015

In 2015 we will examine ideas for possible new projects to tackle social injustices, areas where Commonweal Housing’s unique approach might help to make a real difference. Release on temporary licence We want to level the playing field so that all prisoners who are eligible for temporary release are given the opportunity to do so.…

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An international insight – altruism in Jordan

By Rebecca Dillon / February 11, 2015

A local bus station in Jordan’s capital city of Amman served as the meeting point for myself and twelve others from across the globe. We would then take a 30 minute drive to the residential area of Al Zarqa – Jordan’s second city and our home for the next 2 weeks. We were to spend…

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Innovative Investment Report out now

By Rebecca Dillon / November 18, 2014

Our new report ‘Innovative Investment’ (#SocialInvestCH) is out today – Tuesday 25 November. The report argues that social investment should be used to fund Innovative and even untested housing schemes. This timely report comes at a time of growth in the Social Investment sector and of an increasing unaffordable housing market. Yes this may be a more risky…

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Commonweal backed projects nominated for Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards

By Rebecca Dillon / July 15, 2014

We are delighted to announce that two of Commonweal’s charity partners – Thames Reach and Praxis – have been shortlisted for the country’s leading homelessness awards – the Andy Ludlow Awards. These recognise projects that make a positive difference to homeless people and are awarded to organisations that use innovative and creative solutions to tackling…

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Julie tells all about volunteering at Commonweal

By Rebecca Dillon / April 30, 2014

Julie tells us about her experience of working as a volunteer with Commonweal Housing. Can you tell me a little about your role as Volunteer? I get involved in a variety of things, from office administration, filing and answering phone calls to liaising with councils about our properties e.g. to sort out things like service…

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