Homefinder UK is wrapping up this year by achieving a huge milestone: we have successfully rehoused over 1000 households into permanent social housing! The number of moves has nearly doubled in the last two years, showing an impressive growth of our scheme, which now counts with over 50 member local authorities and housing associations.
A huge congratulations to Reading Borough Council, the homeless support charity, Launchpad, and Sanctuary Housing, who marked the 1000th move. The successful applicant, Simon*, was in temporary accommodation before receiving support from the Homefinder UK case management team to find his ideal home.
Commenting on the 1000th move, Deb Courtnage, Homelessness and Housing Pathways Outreach Officer for Reading Council, says:
"The most recent move by one of our clients has been fantastic. He was thrilled to be offered secure accommodation in the area of his choice, and he took the time to thank all involved in the process."
"As a council, we have been very proactive with our clients regarding the Homefinder UK option to resolve their housing issues. The service provided is great, with the case managers facilitating and offering reassurance along the way."
Our success is only possible through the collaborative efforts of our member local authorities and housing associations, equally driven by the goal of reducing and preventing homelessness.
Adrian Stone from Sanctuary Housing, the housing supplier for the 1000th move, speaks on working with Homefinder UK:
“We have been using the Homefinder UK service since 2019 and have achieved some real successes matching people in need with suitable housing. Our priority is to provide homes for those who need them. Working with Homefinder UK is a great way to do this and support some of the most vulnerable people in society. We are extremely proud to have helped Homefinder UK reach this milestone.”
We would also like to praise our case managers, who work diligently to find each applicant a safe and permanent new home. Their support throughout the moving process is key to ensuring a smoother transition and sustained tenancy. Find out what our applicants have to say about their experience with the Homefinder UK case management service and how moving has changed their lives.
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Survey reveals that housing applicants will consider moving out-of-area if alternative option is presented.
Over 500 homeless households rehoused through our national mobility scheme.