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Fighting to reform the exempt system has been battling, but the Bill may be the win we want

By Harry Williams / November 25, 2022

A lot can happen in a year. A webinar series, an open letter to the Government, an All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting, a Westminster Hall debate, publication of the pilot reports, a Select Committee inquiry, more than a hundred pieces of written evidence, three sessions of oral evidence, a Ministerial Statement, a Policy Advisory Group, a…

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Commonweal reacts to Supported Housing Bill

By Harry Williams / November 14, 2022

Ashley Horsey, Chief Executive at Commonweal Housing responds to the publication of the full text of the Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill, which seeks to clamp down on rogue providers of exempt accommodation and establish a local authority management framework. The Supported Housing Bill, sponsored by Bob Blackman MP, is set for its second reading…

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Commonweal reacts to LUHC Committee report into exempt accommodation

By Harry Williams / October 27, 2022

Today, the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee has published it’s report on the inquiry into exempt accommodation. The report echoes many of the concerns that Commonweal has raised over the past few years and has adopted the majority of recommendations that Commonweal proposed across written and oral evidence sessions. The current system of…

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Commonweal gives evidence to the LUHC Committee inquiry into exempt accommodation

By Harry Williams / May 16, 2022

Commonweal Housing has given evidence to the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee inquiry into exempt accommodation, the underregulated form of supported housing exempt from Housing Benefit caps. Ashley Horsey, Chief Executive at Commonweal, who has used its independent charity position to run a multiyear campaign to shine a light on the injustices surrounding…

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Exempt From Responsibility? Report title page

Exempt From Responsibility? – one year on from a pathbreaking report

By Dominic Bradley / November 19, 2020

It is almost exactly a year since we published ‘Exempt from Responsibility?’ and held two lively and oversubscribed launch events in Birmingham and London. We were aware before embarking on this research that ‘exempt’ accommodation was a significant issue in Birmingham, but were keen to ensure the growth of this sector, and the drivers for…

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Commonweal Housing welcomes Social Housing White Paper

By Ashley Horsey / November 17, 2020

Today, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has published its Social Housing White Paper, titled The Charter for Social Housing Residents. Responding to the publication of the White Paper, Ashley Horsey, Chief Executive of Commonweal Housing says: “We welcome the publication today of the long-awaited Social Housing White Paper, which includes positive measures…

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