Welcome to our Media Centre

 

Here you can find our latest press releases and contact details for the Homefinder UK's press office. If you are a member of the press, please contact our media team. Our office hours are Mondays to Fridays 9am-5.30pm. Explore below for our latest comments, stories, reports & published articles on the media that highlight our work on tackling homelessness in the UK.

 

Get in touch

Livia Moura Leite, Marketing Manager: [email protected]This contact is for media enquiries only. If you need help with housing, please contact our Case Management team on 0207 619 9705.

Information

Homefinder UK is the only national housing mobility scheme offering case management services to social housing applicants across the UK. To date, the scheme has helped over 600 households move into permanent social housing. The service specialises in housing vulnerable applicants, such as the homeless, applicants in temporary accommodation, ex-prisoners, ex-army, victims of domestic abuse as well as private sector tenants facing eviction. Find out more about Homefinder UK.

Spokespeople

Please contact us if you would like a comment or to interview a member of our senior management team:

 

Profile picture of Ninesh Muthiah, CEO of Homefinder UK

Hear from our CEO Ninesh Muthiah

Having worked in housing and managing a non-profit company for nearly 20 years, Ninesh has an in-depth knowledge of Housing Issues, Social Services and Social Enterprise on European level. Ninesh established our umbrella organisation, Home Connections, with its first Choice Based Lettings system launched in 2001. See Ninesh’s biog (PDF)

 

 

Profile picture of Brenda Fraser, manager of Homefinder UK

Hear from our manager Brenda Fraser

With extensive experience in housing and applicant case management, Brenda Fraser has helped to set up our specialist move-on service for domestic abuse survivors, Revive. Under Brenda's management, Revive has housed over 60 survivors in just under 18 months in different parts of the country, where they can now live safely and free from abuse. 

 

Press releases & articles featuring Homefinder UK

Read The refugee housing crisis? (Housing Executive, 20th February, 2023) 

Read The family of six in a one-bedroom flat due to inaccessible social housing (BBC News, 16th September 2022)

Read Wheatley Group’s move-on service for women experiencing domestic abuse celebrates first anniversary (Scottish Housing News, 27th July 2022)

Read First anniversary for domestic abuse project (Third Force News, 26th July 2022)

Read Move-on service for women experiencing domestic abuse celebrates first anniversary (Scottish Federation Of Housing Associations, 26th July 2022)

Read National mobility scheme helps 1,000 families out of homelessness (Housing Digital, 20th Janurary 2022)

Read National mobility scheme helps 1,000 families out of homelessness (HQ Network, 11th Janurary 2022)

Read New move-on service for women experiencing domestic abuse launches in Scotland (Scottish Housing News, 28th July 2021)

Read New support service for women fleeing domestic abuse (TFN, 27th July 2021)

Read New domestic abuse service will help Renfrewshire women find safe housing (Daily Record, 27th July 2021)

Read New service for women experiencing domestic abuse (SFHA, 21st July 2021)

Read The Twilight Zone of accessible housing provision (Inside Housing, 16th June 2021)

Read Guest blog: A national response to the housing crisis (Campbell Tickell, 24th May 2021)

Read National Lottery Funding to Help End Homelessness (FHA Wales, 20th May 2021)

Read Swansea and Neath Port Talbot homelessness organisations awarded National Lottery funding (The Wallich, 19th May 2021)

Read Swansea and Neath Port Talbot homelessness organisations awarded National Lottery funding (Wales247, 19th May 2021)

Read Funding secured to help end homelessness in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot (TGP Cymru, 19th May 2021)

Read HomefinderUK Survey: 77% of homeless people will move out-of-area to avoid facing years in temporary accommodation, survey reveals (Social Housing Matters, 6th April 2021)

Read Relocation away from local area can be be positive for homeless households, survey suggests (Inside Housing, 22nd March 2021) 

Read Social housing applicants will 'move out-of-area to avoid homelessness' (HQ Network, 18th March 2021)

Read "UK Housing Awards 2020 – the winners" (Inside Housing, 18th December 2020)

Read Renting while disabled: ‘Being in a wheelchair means I pay double the rent' (BBC Three, 18th October 2020)

Read Domestic abuse ‘move on’ service reports that 60% of movers come from a BAME background (Social Housing Matters, 6th August 2020)

Read ‘WE ARE NOT BLACK WE ARE INVISIBLE’ - Abused BAME women reveal their struggles with the criminal justice system (PDF) (The View Magazine, July 2020)

Read "Left on the scrapheap’: Higher proportions of black and minority ethnic women suffer domestic abuse but ‘face racism from public agencies" (The Independent, 25th June 2020)

Listen "Interview with Brenda Fraser, Homefinder UK & Revive Manager, at Badass Women's Hour" (TalkRadio, slot 19:30 - 20:00, 23rd May 2020)

Read "Scotland's new 'pandemic' of domestic abuse and mental health problems" (The Herald Scotland, 20th May 2020)

Read "Calls for social landlords to prioritise letting to domestic abuse survivors during pandemic" (PDF) (Inside Housing, 15th May 2020)

Read "Domestic abuse survivors must be prioritised for social housing during lockdown, charities say" (The Independent, 14th May 2020)

Read "'They have broken me’: Former NHS nurse on ordeal of being cooped up with abusive son during lockdown" (The Independent, 23rd April 2020)

Read "Reducing homelessness, one household at the time" (PDF) (24housing, 19th August 2019)

Read "Home Connections – Connections Forum and Revive Seminar – 23rd Aug" (SURF Scotland, 1st August 2019)

Read "Revive Seminar to debate impacts of Domestic Abuse Legislation" (PDF) (24housing, 4th June 2019)

Read "Local authorities and support organisations to debate the impacts of forthcoming Domestic Abuse Legislation" (Public Sector Building News, 4th June 2019)

Read "Scheme to secure safe homes for domestic abuse survivors" (PDF) (24housing, 30th January 2019)

Read "Entrepeneur makes over the homes of 100 families in temporary accommodation for Christmas" (We Are Umi, 20th December 2018)

Read "100 families in temporary accommodation to receive Christmas makeovers​" (UKFundraising, 17th December 2018)

Read "Scotland’s Young Business Woman of the Year’s Mission to makeover 100 Homes of Families in temporary accommodation this Christmas" (Irish Tech News, 14th December 2018)