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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities

Tenants meet to swap homes Tenants meet to swap homes

Social housing tenants in the Thames area were recently invited to attend a ‘home swap shop’. 

Organised by social landlord Radian, in partnership with Housing Solutions and One Housing, the focus of the event was to help residents from all three housing associations find homes that better suited their needs and to exchange with one another.

The event saw 62 homes put forward by tenants looking to swap their current homes. Armed with photos of their properties and labels to show the number of bedrooms, residents looked to see what was available and to find their perfect match.

Radian’s community development officer, Gemma Stephenson, said: “The home swap shop event allowed visitors to meet people who also needed to swap their home, but without the event, they would otherwise not have met.

“We are so pleased that one swap is already underway and another has been found as a direct result of this event. We are still working with staff and residents in order to find other residents the home they need. Working with Housing Solutions and One Housing has had a really positive impact on our local communities and their housing needs; we all hope to work together again in the future.”

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