Cash Incentive Scheme case studies
Mary wanted to live closer to her daughter, outside London, but was worried about the upheaval and removal costs. With help from the Cash Incentive Scheme, she moved within three months and covered the cost of her move.
She says: "The Cash Incentive Scheme provides a great opportunity to move without having to worry about the expense.
"I wish I'd moved sooner. I now have a lovely bungalow with a garden near to my family and couldn't be happier."
Barbara moved from a three bedroom flat into a two bedroom house for herself and a one bedroom flat for her son, through the Cash Incentive Scheme. Within eight weeks of applying, Barbara was in her new flat.
Barbara recommends the scheme to other council tenants living in properties that are too large for them, and says: "My Cash Incentive Officer who arranged everything was fantastic.
"The scheme helped my son to get a place of his own. It is good for people who have more room than they need to make room for larger families desperately in need of more rooms."
Mary Theophane, 50, moved from a three-bedroom flat on the Edgware Road to a two-bedroom house in Queen's Park through the Cash Incentive Scheme. She was keen to move to a quieter area and also wanted her son to have a flat of his own.
With help from her Cash Incentive Officer, Mary secured the second property she bid for and moved within two weeks of applying. The council also found her son a studio flat of his own.
She says: "I felt like I'd won the lottery when I moved into my new place. I have friendly neighbours, a lovely garden and a sense of privacy.
"If you live in a large property and your children have grown up, the scheme is ideal especially if there are families needing more rooms."
Call: 020 7641 1000 (ask for Steve Payne, Cash Incentive Officer)
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