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New recommendations for mothers in prison welcomed by Commonweal

By Megan Fereday / September 10, 2019

The Joint Select Committee on Human Rights has published a new report, recommending urgent reforms to support for imprisoned mothers and their children.

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Re-uniting mothers and children

By Rebecca Dillon / March 30, 2015

Local Re-Unite successes  Gloucestershire and Derby sit at two ends of the Re-Unite spectrum. Louise’s* life has been transformed – from a difficult childhood in Gloucestershire and a subsequent custodial sentence, she has now been re-united with her young son and is moving on in her life. A five bed house in Derby recently became…

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Keeping families together

By Rebecca Dillon / September 10, 2014

It is often said that the Englishman’s house is his castle. However not everyone is lucky enough to have a stable home. What do you do and where do you live for example if you are a young mother with a couple of children, are caught up in the wrong crowd, and have been charged…

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Sharing news on social injustice

By Rebecca Dillon / April 16, 2014

Welcome to the first in a regular series of weekly blogs written by staff, friends and partners of Commonweal Housing. Pop back every week for insight and updates into the work we’re doing to fight social injustice, as well as thought provoking opinion pieces on current housing and social issues. Tackling difficult social issues One of…

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