These are challenging times for everyone, and after more than a year of lockdowns and other restrictions, many people are reassessing their priorities. For many of us, that has meant reconsidering our specific living circumstances and where we live. A lot of people are asking themselves: Do I need to be where I am? Am I close enough to what matters to me – like family, green space, local amenities and community services? What are my choices? For those living in social housing, mutual exchange might be the answer.
Showcasing positive swapper stories
To help highlight the choices many people in social housing are weighing up and making in the current situation – and how they are using HomeSwapper to do so – we will be taking part in a Channel 5 show about home swapping. We want to support this project to help showcase positive swapper stories about social housing residents, their homes, their aspirations when it comes to their living circumstances, and how mutual exchange can help.
A new approach to our HomeSwapper users
You may have noticed that we recently removed the ads from the HomeSwapper site. We’re looking to replace them with what we think will be more relevant content. Our decision to support the Channel 5 factual series is part of this new approach to how we work with our swappers. Assisting in the TV show and other positive media activities that explore the opportunities, benefits and procedures involved in swapping is another way we’re aiming to provide more information and guidance on mutual exchange in the future.
How the topic will be handled by Channel 5
We’ve had a number of meetings with the show’s producers, Mentorn Media, and they have assured us of their positive intentions behind the TV series. With people taking stock of their lives, particularly when it comes to where they live, now more than ever is a great time to look at the world of mutual exchange. Each programme will follow residents looking to swap to their perfect home and meeting their own personal goals. The show will aim to accentuate the positive in social housing and show the diversity of the homes and residents.
It’s also important to us that you know that MRI Software, which owns HomeSwapper, is not being paid by the show’s creators or Channel 5 for being featured on the show or for promoting it. In fact, the HomeSwapper team took part in a similar TV project with the same production company a few years ago that positively highlighted the possibilities of mutual exchange.
Making a new living situation your reality
With lockdown lifted and other restrictions (hopefully) easing in the coming months, people are looking seriously at how their future life will take shape. It is evident that priorities are changing – from wanting more space and moving further out, to being closer to family or having a shorter commute, to wanting more nearby greenery or a garden of your own. We will continue talking about – and soon seeing on TV – how mutual exchange through HomeSwapper is helping people make their home and lifestyle dreams a reality.
If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch directly with Mentorn Media at firstname.lastname@example.org or call / text / whatsapp 07510 979 504 or visit www.mentorn.tv/social-housing-swap to find out more.
By clicking on the links above, you are leaving the HomeSwapper.me website. HomeSwapper is not responsible for the television programme and will have no liability for any loss resulting from your participation in the programme. HomeSwapper is not responsible for the protection of any data you choose to share with Mentorn Media or any other third party. Participation in the television programme will be subject to an agreement between Mentorn Media and you.
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