Case studies from across the UK network.
Living with dementia can sometimes make living at home impossible but not in Shirley's case! Shirley offered her spare room to a Homesharer who gives 10 hours a week of help with chores in return for affordable accommodation.
Jill was looking for an overnight presence in the home and some help with housework. Maria wanted to improve her English and have an authentic English experience. Homeshare proved the perfect solution for both their needs.
Andy lived alone for 20 years until PossAbilities Homeshare matched him with Homesharer George who has helped Andy to remain independent at home. George helps with chores like shopping and benefits from sociable, safe and affordable accommodation in return.
Age UK have also reported that 17% of older people have less than once weekly contact with family, friends and neighbours and a need for help with practical household activities that isn’t being met through council services.