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Homefinder UK

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The scheme

Homefinder UK is a national housing mobility scheme which brings social housing applicants, properties and landlords together, all in one portal.

Slough Borough Council has been working in partnership with Homefinder since 2018, to help a variety of customers find homes that better match their household size and budget.

With a fast-growing supply of properties nationwide, this scheme helps homeless households, applicants living in temporary accommodation, private sector tenants threatened with homelessness, victims of domestic abuse and gang violence, overcrowded households & social tenants, who want or need to move, to find a home that better matches their household size and personal and financial circumstances. In order to be eligible for the scheme, you must be willing to move out of borough to another part of the country.

Homefinder UK offers the following type of schemes/properties:

  • immediately available social housing properties
  • mutual exchange
  • wheelchair accessible
  • retirement / sheltered housing
  • right to move - moving for employment purposes

Case management service

Homefinder UK offers personalised support to applicants considering a long-distance move. Whatever help you need with finding the right social housing property, the Homefinder UK Case Management Team can help. Whether that means sourcing the property for you in your chosen location or helping you with the registration process, no task is too big, or too small!

Relocation service for domestic abuse survivors

Homefinder UK has a specialist case management service called Revive to support those who are fleeing domestic abuse in finding a new home in a different area of the country. The Revive team will source properties, liaise with all parties involved, identify support network and will help applicants to settle in the new area.

How do I find out which properties are available?

Properties are made available by landlords and advertised on the Homefinder UK website. They also offer mutual exchanges through House Exchange and access to the government's Homeswap Direct service. By registering on Homefinder UK, applicants are able to see all immediately available homes and mutual exchanges.

Slough Council has joined the scheme to offer our social housing applicants more choice and opportunity to find suitable homes. Homefinder UK is not run by the council.

How to apply for a new home?

You need to follow these 4 easy steps to find a new home:

  1. Register at www.homefinderuk.org 
  2. Your application will have to be approved by Slough Borough Council
  3. Find and apply (bid) for a property with help from your Homefinder UK case manager
  4. View and signup to the property – arranged by Homefinder UK case manager.

If all goes well, Homefinder UK can arrange a move within a couple of weeks!

To find out more about the scheme and to register, please go to www.homefinderuk.org
Contact email: enquiries@homefinderuk.org
Contact number: 0207 619 9705