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Human beings who need homes are complex. Our solutions to the housing crisis must be similarly intricate

By Ashley Horsey / October 1, 2019

01/10/2019 – A “one size fits all” solution to the housing crisis will inevitably leave those with more complex needs behind, says Ashley Horsey (CEO).

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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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Waiting for the Housing Buses

By Ashley Horsey / August 14, 2018

This week the Government showed their hand on rough sleeping and social housing. In what could be described as a sensible series of coordinated announcements, the Government has released both its Rough Sleeping Strategy, (to tackle one of the most extreme manifestations of the housing crisis) followed the very next day by the long awaited…

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Too poor to parent?

By Rebecca Dillon / December 6, 2016

Commonweal Housing launch new research project looking at housing options for separated parents Commonweal Housing today launch a new research project to examine the housing situation of separated parents whose children live with them part-time. The research will examine current housing options for low income separated parents and seek to provide an evidence base for…

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Divide and rule?

By Rebecca Dillon / July 7, 2015

‘Housing solutions to social injustice’ is the strap line of Commonweal Housing – seeing housing as part of the solution to help people address other issues in their lives. Ahead of the budget and forthcoming Housing Bill we are hearing all sorts of leaked plans that will directly and indirectly impact on the UK housing…

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