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

With a fast growing supply of properties nationwide, this scheme helps tenants and homeless households, who want or need to move, to find a home that better matches their household size and personal and financial circumstances. 




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!

Contact the Homefinder UK Case Management Team by email on:


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.

Tower Hamlets Council has joined the scheme to offer homeless households and tenants more choice and opportunity to find suitable homes. Homefinder UK is not run by the Council.

To find out more about the scheme and to register, please go to the Homefinder website.  They can also be contacted by email on:


There are over 20 case study videos to watch here