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Karin Woodley on Radical Listening

In a blog for the Better Way Network our Chief Executive Karin Woodley writes on the power of radical listening and the opportunity it represents for organisations to reclaim a radical, transformative agenda.   For the full text of the blog, please follow the link at

Safer Renting is shortlisted at the Charity Awards 2019

Cambridge House’s Safer Renting project has made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector. Safer Renting, which works to prevent homelessness amongst high-risk renters, has been shortlisted in the Social Care, Advice and Support category. All 28 shortlisted charities this year have been judged by an independent panel of sector leaders as…

Safer Renting: The Extraordinary Internship

By Sarah Collins. When you discover that you’ve landed an internship, you expect to be photocopying, making coffee, sending emails, writing the occasional document if you’re lucky. On the first day of my paid internship at the Safer Renting project, my manager informed that I would be getting up at five o’clock the next morning to enter a property with…

Exciting New Roles at Cambridge House!

We’re introducing two brand new positions in our work against poverty and marginalisation For 129 years Cambridge House has pursued a vision of a society without poverty where all people are valued, treated equally and lead fulfilling and productive lives. As the effects of austerity and welfare reforms deepen, disproportionately affecting the people we work with, we’re creating two brand…

Vital Windrush Day victory for Cambridge House Law Centre

In a fitting coincidence, last month’s Inaugural Windrush Day was marked at Cambridge House by some hard-earned news about a long-standing case, when a vulnerable Law Centre client was granted Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. Mr L came to England in the early 70s on a UK passport, and worked consistently until the late 00s when his mental…

How the Legal System is Failing Courteney – Safer Renting Blog

Safer Renting works with vulnerable tenants and victims of criminal landlords to help protect their rights and get justice. The Safer Renting blog from our Project Lead Roz Spencer tells the stories of the people we work with. You can learn about the project here. I know today is Friday 13th, but the events of the day surpass anything you…

What is Playdagogy?

Learn how our innovative sports for social justice programme works with educators and young people to tackle discrimination. Working as PLAY International (formerly Sports Sans Frontières)’s UK partner, our Playdagogy programme works to harness the transformative and unifying power of sport in ways that tackle the root causes of social injustice and ensure that children and young people understand and value human…

Video Evidence – Magic IS Real! 19Plus Magic Show

Do you believe in magic? You will now – we bring you hard evidence of the existence of magic, performed last Christmas at the Amazing 19Plus Christmas Magic Show! A spectacular evening of wacky wizardy, daring-do, and mysterious magicking!

Check out their skills below:

Every year, our 19Plus arts group of adults with a learning disability put on an extraordinary and spectacular Christmas Show. The unquestionable highlight of the Cambridge House year, the event is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a great show and show your support to our users, staff, and volunteers for their awesome work this year.

For those who don’t know, 19Plus is a club for adults with learning disabilities which enables our learners to explore the arts, learn new skills, gain confidence and socialise. All the staff are practising artists.

19Plus is an important social club as well as a space for learning diverse adults to learn to live together. We run stimulating creative activities to develop independent living skills, with a focus on clear communication, comprehension, social interaction, and self expression. Everyone contributes and as a result our approach varies according to who is part of the team.

Learn more.