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Suffolk residents set to benefit from home swapping event


Published by Natasha Jones for Sanctuary Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities

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Local residents will be given the opportunity to search for a new home, that could be just around the corner, when a home swap event comes to Ipswich.

Sanctuary Housing has joined forces with several other housing providers, including Ipswich Borough Council, Mid Suffolk District Council, Babergh District Council, Orwell Housing, Suffolk Housing and Flagship Housing, to host a day where customers can discover the ins and outs of exchanging their home.

Taking place between 2pm and 7pm, on Monday 23 June at The Key Cafe, 14 St Margaret’s Plain, Ipswich, the free event is open to social housing residents across Ipswich and mid Suffolk.

Over 300 residents have already registered their interest, providing details of their homes for other potential swappers to view at the event.

On the day guests will also benefit from expert advice from local housing support service SNAP, Anglian Water, home swapping website House Exchange and local charity Ipswich Housing Action Group.

Mitchell Billing, Sanctuary housing officer for Ipswich, said: “We’d like to invite anyone who’s interested in home swapping to contact us and come along on the day.

“It will be a great opportunity to ask questions, get to grips with what home swapping is about, and view potential new homes which could be nearby.”

The event will tackle the challenges raised by the government’s social sector size criteria – also known as the bedroom tax – and help answer any questions about welfare reforms. Guests will be able to find out more about mutual exchange and the potential advantages of home swapping, and will have the opportunity to meet with other people looking to exchange their home.

For more information about the event, and to register and provide your property details contact 0800 131 3348 or 0300 123 3511 from a mobile or email



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