Important notice for Homefinder UK applicants

In January 2024, we are implementing a review of all registered applicants. We are doing this to ensure that our housing list represents applicants who want to move.

As part of this process, we will be identifying and temporarily suspending accounts that have been inactive for over 2 years.

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    Housing outside your local area for homeless households

    Find a new home and make a fresh start

    We seek to find permanent social housing outside your local area for homeless households and other social housing applicants.

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    Why use Homefinder UK?

    • Homes found for over 1000 households
    • Over 50 member local authorities & housing associations
    • Personalised case management service
    • Experienced and fully trained staff
    • Award winning service
    • Non–profit scheme

    Social housing outside your area, nationwide

    Find available council and housing association homes or private rented homes to help meet your housing needs outside of high demand areas - whether you are homeless, rough sleeping, overcrowded or threatened with homelessness.

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    Social housing outside your area, nationwide

    Leave domestic
    abuse behind

    If you are fleeing a violent or abusive relationship, our case management team will seek to assist you in finding a new home in another part of the country. However, success in obtaining housing cannot be guaranteed.

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    Leave domestic abuse behind

    Over 55 social
    housing applicant?

    Access a wider choice of retirement social housing which offers secure but independent living to all aged 55 and over. These properties will be restricted to certain parts of the country.

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    Wheelchair accessible properties

    Find wheelchair accessible properties from different parts of the UK through this ‘Accessible Now’ channel. Properties will be advertised in available areas.

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    Wheelchair accessible properties

    Private rented properties

    Can't find social housing properties in your chosen area? Look at private rented properties available at local housing allowance rate via this channel. 

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    Success stories

    Homefinder UK is more than a relocation service, it is a project that gives people hope, the chance of a fresh start and a life without fear. It is with a sense of joy and accomplishment that we share with you some of these success stories – which are our ultimate goals!

    • Success Message

      “Once Homefinder UK knows about your situation, they activate a plan and apply it vigorously to ensure they find you a home as soon as possible”.

      ‘Mrs. L’ NHS nurse escaping financial abusive

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      “By being realistic about waiting times for London housing and always offering Homefinder UK as an alternative, we have housed so many more applicants with Homefinder and it is so much better. I have a kitchen, dining room and 3 bedrooms.”

    • Success Message

      “I like the flat and I am glad to have a roof over my head after months sleeping on a cold floor in a local church, I can see more improvement in my children schooling due to recolating from London.”

      Mr DHomeless mover

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      “The Revive and Homefinder UK Through our collaborative partnership with Homefinder UK, we can rebuild lives of people in need of urgent social housing”

      Barking dagenham
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      “Brenda (case manager), my angel, helped me and my children to have a new home. I am grateful for all Homefinder UK’s help”

      SaraDomestic abuse mover via the Revive project

    Trusted by 50+ local authorities and housing associations including:

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    Truth in numbers

    1200+Households have found permanent accommodation outside their local area since 2013

    100%Fully trained and experienced DBS checked staff delivering case management services

    50+Member local authorities and housing associations in a unique national network

    100%Non-profit national housing mobility scheme