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Coronavirus Update


All Manchester Move housing providers are experiencing difficulties due to the Coronavirus. This may mean that applications take longer than usual to process.


For more details look at the website of the provider which looks after your application. You can find links to the websites here.


You can help reduce delays by managing your application on-line, in particular by uploading documents straight on to your application, rather than sending them in by post or handing them in.


Please note that offices may be closed to the public due to the virus, meaning you won't be able to hand in documents in person. If you send them by post, there is likely to be a delay putting them on to the system. Thank you for your patience.

Posted 19.03.20


A change to our Mutual Exchange provider


The Manchester Move Partnership is changing its mutual exchange provider, so if you're currently registered with Home Swapper, this free service will end on 31st march 2020.

If you still want to exchange your home, you should register with our new, free mutual exchange partner House Exchange.


There are thousands of people looking to swap their properties right across the UK, so your ideal home may only be a few clicks away.

It's really easy to register with the service, just enter your details at www.houseexchange.org.uk and the site will match you up with other would-be-swappers. The website helps you to search, find matches and contact other council or housing association residents who want to swap their homes.

There’s also a free House Exchange App available on the Apple App and Google Play stores; so you can search on the move too!

Posted 18.02.2020


Providing your Rehousing documents is now easier...

At Manchester Move we are always looking for ways to make things easier for our customers. As such, we have just introduced an update to our website that will allow you to upload documents, such as proof of identification, directly onto your rehousing application.

This means there’s no need to go to a housing office to hand-in this information, or send documents through the post, you can easily send us your documents using your smartphone, tablet or computer.



If we need documents form you, you will see the new ‘Upload’ button when you log into Manchester Move. This new button will allow you to upload your documents and the system will then inform the Manchester Move partner who manages your application, so they can verify the documents for you.

Don't worry if you don't see the new upload button, this just means that your application is up-to-date and we don't need any more documents from you.


Posted 27.06.2019

Manchester City Council is considering changing its Allocations Scheme

Manchester City Council is considering changing the allocations scheme rules in order to give people in greatest need a better chance of getting a social home.

The council has a brief online questionnaire about the proposed changes and why they need to happen. If you would like to read about the proposed changes and give your views please click here.


Posted 13.06.2019

A change to Contour Homes...

Contour Homes has recently changed its name and will now be known as Onward. Onward will remain a part of the Manchester Move partnership and will still advertise homes through Manchester Move.



If you are registered for Rehousing and your application was managed by Contour Homes, you don’t have to do anything, your application will automatically change to be an Onward application.

You can find more information on Onward here.

Posted 14.02.2019


Shared Ownership opportunities in Charlestown

Manchester City Council has recently acquired a range of newly built 2 and 3 bedroom homes available for ‘Shared Ownership’. The new homes are being sold on behalf of Manchester City Council by Equity Living and are available now. You may qualify to purchase an initial share (the initial percentage share will depend on your circumstances) and take your first step on the ladder to home ownership.  

Sycamore Road, Charlestown.


These high quality homes, designed for modern family living, are located in the Charlestown area of North Manchester.


For further details on this shared ownership scheme, prices and eligibility, please contact:-


Email: Sales@equityliving.co.uk 


Telephone: 0161 486 7700


Web: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/




Top tips to prepare for Universal Credit 


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From Wednesday 29 November 2017, Universal Credit replaces some benefits for a lot of people in north Manchester. For more information and advice on the change, click here