Charlton Triangle’s first Mutual Exchange event went down as a success, with 57 people signing up to register their interest in a mutual exchange, clearing their arrears in order to take part in the scheme and two viable immediate exchanges.

A mutual exchange allows you to swap your home with another council or housing association tenant anywhere in the UK.

The idea came about after a discussion between staff made us realise that individually we were speaking to tenants that needed to either downsize or move to larger accommodation, but that some tenants were totally unaware that they could arrange to swap with each other themselves. What was needed was an event to bring these people together.

The day helped to showcase the various social media and internet channels available to search for suitable exchanges, as well as collecting the details of all of those who attended to match potential swaps.

We are really pleased with the number of people we were able to help, and hope that we have been able to assist those attending take the first steps into finding the right sized home. Don’t worry if you missed it, we will be holding another MX day next year. However, please still feel free to come to the office for more information or add your name to the list, we may already have the perfect swap waiting for you.