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How the private rented sector can help unlock the Freedom2Work – Rentstart

By Ben Phillips-Farmer / May 6, 2021

Ben Phillips-Farmer reflects on Rentstart’s 20-year history of harnessing the PRS as a route out of homelessness, including five years in partnership with Commonweal.

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Millions saved to public purse by project supporting homeless people to work and save

By Megan Fereday / August 4, 2020

A new project is helping people at risk of homelessness into stable housing and employment, saving over £2m in costs to society, a new study has shown.

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Adapting to a crisis: how we’re supporting our clients during Covid-19

By Ben Phillips-Farmer / May 29, 2020

Ben Phillips-Farmer, Support Worker at Elmbridge Rentstart, tells Commonweal how the charity has coped with the challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis and delivered on their clients’ needs.

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“The catalyst for everything positive in my life”

By Megan Fereday / September 5, 2019

05/09/2019 – Sam Pannell, Support Worker at Elmbridge Rentstart, tells us what his clients have to say about the wrap-around support provided in Freedom2Work.

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Giving people the Freedom2Work: the journey so far

By Jessie Powell / December 7, 2018

Support Worker Sam Pannell reflects on the Freedom2Work project.

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Interim report shows housing project is helping to combat unemployment

By Rebecca Dillon / November 27, 2018

The second interim report for Freedom2Work, a project dedicated to helping homeless people out of unemployment has demonstrated the success of the scheme.

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