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Locked Out: a new podcast from Commonweal Housing

By Connie Muttock / October 7, 2020

In the midst of a national housing crisis, it is obvious to most of us that too many people are locked out of safe, secure housing in the UK. But which groups are particularly at risk and why? That’s what we sought to uncover in Locked Out, a new anthology of essays highlighting the links…

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Housing project for young adult carers is addressing a gap in provision

By Connie Muttock / February 27, 2020

27/02/20 – Commonweal Housing, Learning and Work Institute and Quaker Social Action have today published interim findings of an evaluation of the Move On Up project.

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Women-specific hosting could help women facing impossible choices

By Connie Muttock / January 27, 2020

27/01/2020 – Host housing schemes can be a positive option for some women but must be more women-focussed and where appropriate offer women-only hosting, finds a report published today by Commonweal Housing

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The Amari project is a lifeline for survivors of human trafficking

By Zoe Dexter / July 5, 2019

A blog by Zoe Dexter, Welfare and Housing Manager at the Helen Bamber Foundation which refers women to the Amari project.

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Back to the Future: private renting to help the homeless

By Ashley Horsey / October 15, 2018

I am feeling very Marty McFly at present – for the last year I feel as though I have been living through the nightmarish world of Back to the Future II overseen by the narcissistic, thin skinned rather idiotic bully Biff Tannan – presiding over a community going to the dogs. Specifically, in this last…

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Warm Words and Some Cold Reality

By Ashley Horsey / September 20, 2018

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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