Our home share scheme matches up elderly householders looking for companionship and support with people looking for somewhere affordable to live.
About the scheme
We are working with Homeshare UK to deliver a new home share scheme that aims to tackle loneliness while providing more affordable housing.
Homeshare act as a matchmaker across a range of home share providers – identifying isolated or lonely people and linking them up with someone who can provide a nominal number of hours of support a week in exchange for accommodation.
The home sharer helps with daily living tasks such as cleaning, shopping, gardening, overnight security and companionship.
Home sharing has a number of benefits. For the older resident, the arrangement offers support with everyday tasks, enabling them to stay independent in their own homes for longer. It also provides companionship, helping to combat loneliness and social isolation.
For the younger home sharer it provides affordable housing and companionship and new relationships in a comfortable family home. Homeshare is also a great life experience and addition to a CV. We will work in partnership with local employers and educational establishments to identify people who could benefit.
Homeshare UK carefully assess all applications and link applicants to the most suitable provider of home share brokerage, who will then take references, conduct enhanced DBS checks and have a thorough assessment and matching process to ensure risk and safeguarding issues are well managed.
For information on the scheme visit the Homeshare UK website.