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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Lambeth Living offer help for tenants to mutually exchange their homes

Mutual exchanges are an excellent way for council tenants to secure new, more appropriately sized homes. People underoccupying their home can move to a cheaper, smaller home by swapping with people living in overcrowded accommodation.

Following the success of the last round of Mutual Exchange/Advice Surgeries held earlier this year, Lambeth Living are holding more events during the course of the next couple of months.

Nearly 500 tenants attended the 16 sessions organised early in 2013 and on the back of these Lambeth Living have already been able to set up 10 moves - with a further 11 in the pipeline – as well as obtain interest from another 220 tenants affected by the size criteria who have now registered for a move under the Mutual Exchange Scheme.

In order try and find as many suitable matches as possible between these 220 families, as well as encourage further interest, Lambeth Living are planning on holding 3 Swap Shops on the following dates and venues:

Swap Shops

Central Lambeth
Tuesday 25 June, 11am to 3pm
Assembly Hall, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, SW2 1RW

South Lambeth
Friday 28 June, 11am to 3pm
Church of Immanuel and St Andrew Hall, 452 Streatham High Road, SW16 3PY

North Lambeth
Thursday 4 July, 11am to 3pm
Coronation Hall, The Springfield Centre, 110 Union Road, SW8 2SH

As well as the Swap Shops, they will be holding a further 9 Mutual Exchange/Advice Surgeries with the aim of not only using these sessions to find suitable matches but also enable residents to seek advice on other options such as taking in lodgers, receive debt counseling and consider employment/apprenticeship opportunities. These sessions will take place as follows:

Estate Based Mutual Exchange/Advice Surgeries

Central Area
Tuesday 30th July, 2.00 - 5.00pm
Notre Dame Community Hall 1 Worsop Drive SW4 9QU.

Thursday 1st August , 2.00 - 5pm
Heath Road TRA, Heathbrook Community Hall, 117-119 Heath Road, SW8 3BB

Friday 2nd August , 2 -5pm
Cressingham Gardens Rotonda Tenants' Hall, Cressingham Gardens Estate, SW2 2QE

South Area
Tuesday 6 August, 2.00 - 5.00pm
The Village Hall, Fern Lodge Estate, Winton Way SW16 3RA

Wednesday 7 August, 2.00 - 5.00pm
Elmworth Hall, Elmworth Grove, Rosendale Gardens Estate SE21 8RA

Thursday 8 August, 10.00am - 1.00pm
Community Hall, Drew House, Sackville Estate, Leigham Avenue SW16 2TH

North Area  
Tuesday 23rd July, 10.00am - 1.00pm
Carmelita Centre, Vauxhall Walk SE11 5NT

Wednesday 24th July, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Wheatsheaf Hall Community Centre, Wheatsheaf Lane, SW8 2UP

China Walk TRA, Chandler Community Hall, 15 Lambeth Walk, SE11 6DU (To be confirmed)

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Promoted by David Amos and Joanne Simpson of Prince's Branch Labour Party (Vauxhall Constituency and Lambeth Borough) all at 264A Rosendale Road, SE24 9DL