§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister(Yvette Cooper)
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is today announcing to the House that we are letting a contract to provide housing and employment mobility services.
The principal objective for HEMS is to facilitate mobility—especially labour mobility for social housing tenants who want to move to other areas.
HEMS will have three main service components. One—facilitated mobility services to social landlords and their tenants and applicants to help tenants and applicants to find new homes. This will continue and enhance the provision of the grant funded mobility services currently provided by Housing Mobility and Exchange Services (HOMES) and LAWN (the Association of London Government scheme that helps tenants who want to, move out of London to areas with excess housing). Two—web-based information about available housing, neighbourhoods and job vacancies. Three—web access to information on vacancies in social housing.