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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Mutual Exchange surgery for council and social housing tenants

Lambeth Living – with financial support from Lambeth Council – have  commissioned a Welfare Reform Project Team that is working to lessen the impact of welfare reform changes on our community.

One such initiative is the Mutual Exchange Scheme.

A large number of tenants will need to find smaller accommodation in order to avoid the benefit deductions as part of the Welfare Reform measures, but there is a shortage of properties available to enable a majority of these to obtain a transfer through the Council’s transfer register. However, there are a large number of families currently overcrowded within the stock managed by the Council. Therefore, there is significant potential for Mutual Exchange within the Borough if these households can be matched up through the Mutual Exchange Scheme.

In light of this Lambeth Council and Lambeth Living are keen promote this initiative and are organising up to 13 local borough wide estate surgeries.

The surgery in our area is:
Date: 1 February 2013
Time:  2pm to 5pm
Venue:  Vauxhall Garden Community Centre, 5 Glasshouse Walk, London SE11 5ES

Housing associations and the following other agencies will also be present:
·         Job Centre Plus
·         London Mutual Credit Union
·         Every Pound Counts
·         Centre 70
·         Broadway Lodging Scheme
·         Employment and Skills Manager from Lambeth Council
·         Relevant Officers from Lambeth Council and Lambeth Living  

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