Reside | Stephen and Kerry’s story

Stephen has lived in Barking and Dagenham all his life but when his partner, Kerry, fell pregnant they considered relocating up north where housing is cheaper. However, during their search they discovered Barking and Dagenham Council’s affordable housing company, Reside, which offers homes at reduced rent. Within a few weeks they were setting up home in a beautiful new-build apartment just a stone’s throw from the house Stephen grew up in. Then they heard about Reside. Barking and Dagenham Council’s groundbreaking new scheme gives people who live or work in Barking and Dagenham the chance to rent flats at up to 40% off th