What is Swapper Central?

SwapperCentral is written by and for tenants in social housing who are looking to swap homes.
It's designed and maintained by Housing Partners, who run the HomeSwapper website.

Featured Blogs

How to change locations

If you’ve changed your mind about the areas you’d like to live in, then don’t worry – we’re really flexible! Our simple guide will show you how you can update the locations you put in at the start, whether you want to add to them, delete some, or change them completely.

  • 16 Jan 2019

My home swap – a landlord’s experience

Anne works for one of the landlords who have signed up to HomeSwapper. She helps their tenants find out all about HomeSwapper - a job perfect for her, as she herself has used HomeSwapper to find a new home in the past. Read her story here.

  • 11 Jan 2019

Badges Update

Back in October, we asked our community of swappers for some advice on how we should think about changing the badges system to make HomeSwapper work better for them. We had a great response and some really helpful suggestions.

  • 17 Dec 2018

Home Energy Advice

It’s getting frosty out there and along with the festive atmosphere, we also know that it’s this time of year when energy bills can soar. We’ve put together a quick guide on tips and tricks to help you keep those energy levels down.

  • 13 Dec 2018

Meet the Help Desk: Debbie

It’s the first in the Meet the Help Desk series and we’re kicking it off with Team Leader, Debbie Yeomans. She’ll be telling you all about her day-to-day activities, what she’s responsible for and her love for HomeSwapper!

  • 1 Dec 2018

HomeSwapper in action

We sometimes hear stories from the landlords signed up to HomeSwapper that really touch our hearts and make us glad to come to work in the morning. Most recently, we were chatting to David from Walsall Housing Group who had this to tell us...

  • 29 Nov 2018

Who are the Help Desk?

The HomeSwapper Help Desk are a hugely important part of the HomeSwapper team; they’re the ones you’ll get in touch with if you want to talk through any technical difficulties, or if you’re confused by a process on the site.

  • 19 Nov 2018

The landlord approval and renewal process

You’ve gone through the sign-up process for HomeSwapper and your landlord is registered with us – great news! If your landlord approves your account, then HomeSwapper will be completely free of charge for you. At this point there can be a bit of a wait while your landlord checks your application to sign up to, or renew a HomeSwapper account and makes sure that you’re eligible. Every landlord is different, but in this article we aim to demystify the process and give you an idea of what’s happening with your application.

  • 12 Nov 2018