What is the role of the homesharer?
In exchange for low-cost good quality accommodation, the homesharer agrees to live sociably in the householder’s home and provide around 10 hours of support per week. The type of support offerred is agreed between the householder and homesharer.
Homeshares do not provide any personal care to the householder, but Homeshare can sit alongside domiciliary carers and other formal social care support services.
Valuing your unique contribution
Homeshare is the new face of community, increasing wellbeing and a low-level support alternative to other social and health services.
Benefits individuals, communities and society
People are able to live well within their chosen community, improving the home/life balance for homesharer and householder alike.
Careful matching gives you control
There is a rigorous matching process, designed to give people a ‘real choice’ of who they live with. Homeshare matches are monitored throughout and there is support for both parties.
Living with dignity
Homeshare allows people to remain in their homes, homesharers can have affordable, safe and secure accommodation. Both parties are able to live well and value each other for their unique contribution.
Based on trust and mutual benefit
The programme is based on fulfilling and trusting relationships, this is not about a ‘transaction’ but more about embracing and sharing new experiences and skills.
Simple, effective solution
Homeshare is a simple solution for people feeling isolated and spiralling accommodation costs. It allows groups to integrate, increases understanding, breaks down barriers and removes fear.