Home swap success goes down a storm
Published by Sophie Willett for Sanctuary Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities
Residents in Torquay have been finding their perfect match to downsize or upsize their property at a Home Swap event, hosted by Sanctuary Housing.
The housing provider wanted to actively respond to government enforced changes and reassure their residents that the answer could simply be around the corner on another street.
Single adults, couples and families all joined the event, and 17 households wasted no time in completing and submitting their mutual exchange application forms on the same day.
Attendees heard all the ins and outs about exchanges, the support and incentives available and met with families who also wanted to mutually swap their home in their local area.
Sanctuary Housing officers, Westward, Torbay Council, DCH, HomeSwapper, Devon Home Choice, housing associations: Tarka and Westcountry and Illegal Money Lending Team who promote action against loan sharks, were all on hand to answer residents’ questions.
Helen Stanley, area manager for Sanctuary Housing, said: “The event was a great success. It was fantastic to see our residents asking questions and receiving advice from the experts.”
“We are hoping to see even more single adults, couples and families at our next home swap show in Paignton.”
Sanctuary is aiming to reach as many people as possible in the South West by hosting a home swap road show which started in Brixham and is finishing off in Paignton.
The final home swap will be taking place between 3 to 6pm on Wednesday 16 October at Paignton Library. The free event is open to social housing residents across the Torbay district.
Alternatively, people who are unable to attend can still find out everything they need by contacting Sanctuary on 0800 131 3348.