About Homeshare UK
We are the UK network for Homeshare organisations.
Homeshare brings together people with spare rooms with people who are happy to chat and lend a hand around the house in return for affordable, sociable accommodation.
Together, Householders and Homesharers share home life, time, skills and experience.
All of the organisations in our network carefully vet, match and oversee each unique Homeshare arrangement.
Use the map below to find your local provider in the UK and The Republic of Ireland and see if Homeshare could be right you.
Benefits of Homeshare:
- helps you stay independently at home for longer
- provides affordable accommodation at a time of record housing shortages and high rent
- gives you and your loved ones peace of mind
Hear Florence and Alexandra talk about their experience of Homesharing.
For more detailed enquiries please see our FAQ section or get in touch with your local organisation .
Homeshare UK Merseyside and Homeshare UK North East
Our aim is to make Homeshare accessible for everyone across the UK, and we have launched two Homeshare programmes in both Merseyside and the North East. Do you know someone looking for practical support in those areas?
New: Sharers Network
We have created bespoke content for any current Homesharers. It is completely FREE to join and includes advice and guidance on getting the best from your Homeshare experience. There’s also a forum and opportunities to connect with other Homesharers around the country.
Homeshare on the BBC
“Working from Home has freed up 2-3 hours a day of commuting time that we want to use for good!”
BBC Morning Live recently aired this film featuring a Homeshare match and a soon to be Homeshare match from Two Generations Homeshare. The film highlights the loneliness and housing issues experienced by those participating and calls out to more people to consider Homeshare as an option.
Are you looking for affordable and sociable accommodation?
Do you want to:
- Give something back to your community?
- Live in comfortable, affordable housing?
- Make new friends?
- Live in a desirable area?
- Share your skills... and learn new ones!
Do you have a spare room and would like some company at home?
If you do, you can:
- Give a younger person a great start in life
- Maintain your independence
- Make new friends
- Gain peace of mind for yourself and your loved ones
- Share your skills...and learn new ones!
Find your local Homeshare provider.
Every Homeshare provider is a little bit different. Our members deliver Homeshare programmes across the UK. Several of our members are able to offer a national service.
Search by postcode, town or county to find your local organisation.
Contact them direct to find out specific costs and make an application!
What does Homeshare mean to Householders?
It gets a bit boring living entirely on your own. I wanted a bit more companionship around the home. Some assistance if something happened to me, if I got poorly, I thought it would be nice to have someone to help and it’s nice to know that I’ve got someone here.
On a practical level Homeshare has given me a safe place to come home to while being able to save money. But this comes second to coming home from work every day knowing that I’ll get to laugh and gossip about my day over a coffee with Sheila.
“Mum is able to get the company and support that she needs and that is hugely reassuring for me. Knowing that Mum is in safe and secure at home now, I was recently able to go away and was really touched that Mum was able to send me a birthday video message, with help from her Sharer”.
Having Johanna around has made me feel secure, happy and that I can go on enjoying life, she sees things that need doing and gets on with them – and it’s so nice to have my spare room being used…During Covid we have lived happily, sharing what we can but also giving each other space to do what we want to do.
Resources for Homeshare members
We provide a host of exclusive resources for our network members. To access them, login to the Members’ Area. If you’d like to join our network of Homeshare programmes or our Sharers Network get in touch via Contact@HomeshareUK.org .