Do you need to move closer to work or college? Looking for a smaller home? Want to be closer to family or friends, maybe to provide care or support?

If the answer to any of these question is ‘yes’, or if you have another reason for moving to a new area, then the new housingmoves scheme could be just what you need.

Old_Oak_GreenHousingmoves is the Mayor of London’s scheme to helps social tenants in London relocate to other parts of the capital. All council tenants and housing association tenants can apply, as long as they have a secure or assured tenancy. Priority is given to the following groups:

• people who have more bedrooms than they need and wish to downsize

• people in work or training

• people who want to move to give care.

Housingmoves is a choice based lettings scheme. This means that once tenants have registered, they can see details of all available properties on the housingmoves website and can express an interest in the ones that would suit them.

The housingmoves scheme is separate from our Transfer scheme. So, if you are interested you will need to apply direct to housingmoves rather than through Family Mosaic. We will check your application and approve it before you can express an interest in properties. You can apply for housingmoves from 21st May 2012.

To find out more about the scheme, including how to apply, please go to the housingmoves website

The Mayor of London also runs a scheme, called Seaside & Country Homes, to help tenants who are aged 60 and over to move to other parts of the country from London. You can find out how to access Seaside and Country Homes through the housingmoves website

If you are downsizing and relocate through housingmoves Family Mosaic can still offer you generous financial incentives and help with removals. Please contact us on 0300 123 3456 Option 2 for more information.

We have written to all registered under-occupiers on the Transfer list about this new scheme to encourage them to apply. We can also now arrange removals, packing, unpacking, storage and disposal of unwanted goods for under-occupiers through our approved contractor Fast Forward. We are offering an additional £500 incentive payment towards removals when our contractor is used.

Please contact Kavita Shah or Ana Ruiz for information about housingmoves or our new removals service.