Home swap success in Ely
Published by Sophie Willett for Sanctuary Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities
Local residents at Ely home swap event
Local residents in Ely recently turned out in force for an event that tackled key issues following changes to the welfare system.
As part of their on-going commitment to local residents, Sanctuary Housing hosted a ‘speed dating’ style Home Swap event, where homes could be exchanged.
Over 100 people from 30 families joined the event, and 15 residents wasted no time in registering for a mutual exchange search on the same day with House Exchange – an online database run by Circle Housing Group that advertise homes for instant matches.
The tried and tested event gave budding home swappers the opportunity to find out more information about exchanges, the support and incentives available, so that residents understood all available options following the new social sector size criteria changes, also known as the ‘Bedroom Tax’.
Sanctuary Housing officers, House Exchange, welfare officers and local housing associations; Luminis Group, CHS Group and Havebury Housing, were all on hand to answer residents’ questions.
Simon Rudkin, Sanctuary’s area manager for housing, said: “The event was a great success. It was fantastic to see our residents out in force, asking questions and receiving advice from the experts.”
Sanctuary Housing residents who weren’t able to make it on the day can still find out everything they need by contacting Sanctuary on 0800 131 3348.