All of our blog articles
What is an ombudsman?
Sometimes organisations don’t behave as they should. In the worst cases, there are impartial bodies that can help deal with this.
First aid training – be a hero!
Some housing providers in the UK want to help you protect your family and community and are offering first aid training for free.
What is the Good Work Standard?
At HomeSwapper, we take a look at one scheme called the Good Work Standard in more detail. Read all about it here.
What is community-led housing?
Here we’re giving you a breakdown of the different types of Community Led Housing schemes and how you can get involved within your own community.
Consolidating your pension
The idea of a job for life and a pension to come along after is a thing of the past. Read our blog post about consolidating all your pensions.
Wintry days: Preparing for the colder weather
The colder months are drawing in, the days are getting shorter and most of us are spending more time at home than we bargained for. Making sure that your home is ready for this cold spell can help you stay warm […]
Sarah Jayne Tells – Finding the Right Swap
We were lucky enough to talk again to Sarah Jayne about how she makes a swap on HomeSwapper smooth sailing.
Swapper Stories | Sarah-Jayne tells us how to get organised
HomeSwapper user, Sarah-Jayne spoke to us about how she keeps on top of all the HomeSwapper ads she’s actively engaging with.
What benefits are available at pension age?
Getting older often means accepting more support than we needed before. Retirement has an effect on the spare money we have to spend on the more exciting things in life. For those nearing that time we’ve put together a list of the help that’s out there to support us:
NHS Healthy New Towns
NHS Healthy Towns proposes that homebuilding and town planners think of health, economic growth, infrastructure, housing and environment as factors that are interconnected.
Why swappers are moving house
It’s very rare that the majority of people living across the world have the same experience as one another. Here at HomeSwapper we have been noticing some changes in the reasons you want to move…
Moving? Putting your unwanted stuff to good use
Congratulations! You’ve found a swap, your application has been approved and now all that’s left to think about is the move itself. Moving home is a chance to shed some of the possessions that over time, have turned into clutter. Instead […]
What does a Member of Parliament do?
With all the current goings on, the news has been filled with our Members of Parliament (or MPs). Especially at this time, it can feel as though a lot of decisions about our day-to-day lives are being made for us. But […]
Building Better, Making Our Streets Safer
Over the last 5 months you may have noticed new pop-up barriers for wider pavements and cycle lanes that have been put in place to take the strain off public transport and help people safely social distance while getting around. According […]
Void Properties: What this means
Have you ever looked on HomeSwapper and seen a property that’s labelled ‘No swap needed’? This is what’s called a ‘void property’, which means that it is immediately available to be moved into! On HomeSwapper, landlords are able to upload any […]
How the Customer Support Team works
During your time using HomeSwapper, you’re almost certain to chat to our fantastic Customer Support Team. It may be that you’ve got a question about how certain functions work or perhaps you’d simply like to know how you can get the […]
Could you become a Local Councillor?
Across the UK, the outpouring of those protecting and nurturing their communities has been overwhelming. It may sometimes seem that the problems facing us all are too big to address – but that’s why small actions to impact your immediate environment […]
Meet the Customer Support Team: Lynn
This week we’re revisiting our Meet the Team series, where we introduce you to the members of our Customer Support Team that many of you will have spoken to during your time on HomeSwapper. We’re chatting to Head of Customer support […]
Switching Energy Providers
We’ve all been spending more time at home than we usually would and that may mean that use of electricity and gas in households will likely have risen. It’s estimated that by switching energy providers, a single household could save up […]
When to report another swapper
We can’t control the behaviour of others and on HomeSwapper we want to protect our users from negative contact as much as we can. Using the report button means we can take action for you and make sure that your time […]
Features you may not know about: Sharing contact details
We want you to be able to use HomeSwapper to its fullest potential and so this week we are continuing with our blog series, highlighting some of the clever features that exist within HomeSwapper that you may not have seen before. […]
Changes to overdraft fees
We understand that at this particular time, we may all be a little anxious about what the future holds. And while the world’s news is full of stories about the global coronavirus pandemic, we want to draw your attention to another […]
What local councils are responsible for – Northern Ireland
We’ve come to the last instalment in our series on how local government works in the United Kingdom. Northern Ireland lies across the Irish Sea from mainland Britain and local councils there hold different responsibilities than those in England, Scotland and […]
Features you may not have seen: Customising location
This week we’re carrying on with our blog series letting you know about some of the clever tools within HomeSwapper, designed to make your HomeSwapper journey even easier. This time, we’ll be taking a look at…
Carl’s Swapper Story: Taking the perfect picture
Remember Carl? A few months ago we spoke with him on how he used HomeSwapper to swap across a few different properties to finally move to his family’s dream home in Dorset. When we chatted to Carl, […]