Welcome to our Media Centre
Here you can find our latest press releases and contact details for the Homefinder UK's press office. If you are a member of the press, please contact our media team. Our office hours are Mondays to Fridays 9am-5.30pm. Explore below for our latest comments, stories, reports & published articles on the media that highlight our work on tackling homelessness in the UK.
Get in touch
Miroslava Atkins, Marketing Manager: [email protected]. This contact is for media enquiries only. If you need help with housing, please contact our Case Management team on 0207 619 9705.
Homefinder UK is the only national housing mobility scheme offering case management services to social housing applicants across the UK. To date, the scheme has helped over 600 households move into permanent social housing. The service specialises in housing vulnerable applicants, such as the homeless, applicants in temporary accommodation, ex-prisoners, ex-army, victims of domestic abuse as well as private sector tenants facing eviction. Find out more about Homefinder UK.
Please contact us if you would like a comment or to interview a member of our senior management team:
Hear from our CEO Ninesh Muthiah
Having worked in housing and managing a non-profit company for nearly 20 years, Ninesh has an in-depth knowledge of Housing Issues, Social Services and Social Enterprise on European level. Ninesh established our umbrella organisation, Home Connections, with its first Choice Based Lettings system launched in 2001. See Ninesh’s biog (PDF)
Hear from our manager Brenda Fraser
With extensive experience in housing and applicant case management, Brenda Fraser has helped to set up our specialist move-on service for domestic abuse survivors, Revive. Under Brenda's management, Revive has housed over 60 survivors in just under 18 months in different parts of the country, where they can now live safely and free from abuse.
Press releases & articles featuring Homefinder UK
Read Relocation away from local area can be be positive for homeless households, survey suggests (Inside Housing, 22nd March 2021)
Read Social housing applicants will 'move out-of-area to avoid homelessness' (HQ Network. 18th March 2021)
Read Renting while disabled: ‘Being in a wheelchair means I pay double the rent' (BBC Three, 18th October 2020)
Read Domestic abuse ‘move on’ service reports that 60% of movers come from a BAME background (Social Housing Matters, 6th August 2020)
Read ‘WE ARE NOT BLACK WE ARE INVISIBLE’ - Abused BAME women reveal their struggles with the criminal justice system (PDF) (The View Magazine, July 2020)
Read "Left on the scrapheap’: Higher proportions of black and minority ethnic women suffer domestic abuse but ‘face racism from public agencies" (The Independent, 25th June 2020)
Listen "Interview with Brenda Fraser, Homefinder UK & Revive Manager, at Badass Women's Hour" (TalkRadio, slot 19:30 - 20:00, 23rd May 2020)
Read "Scotland's new 'pandemic' of domestic abuse and mental health problems" (The Herald Scotland, 20th May 2020)
Read "Calls for social landlords to prioritise letting to domestic abuse survivors during pandemic" (PDF) (Inside Housing, 15th May 2020)
Read "Domestic abuse survivors must be prioritised for social housing during lockdown, charities say" (The Independent, 14th May 2020)
Read "'They have broken me’: Former NHS nurse on ordeal of being cooped up with abusive son during lockdown" (The Independent, 23rd April 2020)
Read "Reducing homelessness, one household at the time" (PDF) (24housing, 19th August 2019)
Read "Home Connections – Connections Forum and Revive Seminar – 23rd Aug" (SURF Scotland, 1st August 2019)
Read "Revive Seminar to debate impacts of Domestic Abuse Legislation" (PDF) (24housing, 4th June 2019)
Read "Local authorities and support organisations to debate the impacts of forthcoming Domestic Abuse Legislation" (Public Sector Building News, 4th June 2019)
Read "Scheme to secure safe homes for domestic abuse survivors" (PDF) (24housing, 30th January 2019)
Read "Entrepeneur makes over the homes of 100 families in temporary accommodation for Christmas" (We Are Umi, 20th December 2018)
Read "100 families in temporary accommodation to receive Christmas makeovers" (UKFundraising, 17th December 2018)
Read "Scotland’s Young Business Woman of the Year’s Mission to makeover 100 Homes of Families in temporary accommodation this Christmas" (Irish Tech News, 14th December 2018)