If you already have a social housing tenancy but need to move, you may be able to exchange your home with another tenant who is also looking to exchange. This is called a ‘mutual exchange’.
You may be able to find a home more quickly this way, as you don’t have to wait for the normal allocation process.
HomeSwapper is a national scheme which helps to facilitate these moves by connecting social housing tenants together. HomeSwapper works with councils and housing associations throughout the UK, but you will need your landlord’s permission to exchange.