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Scaling up Homeshare innovation

Homeshare brings together an older person who has a spare room and wants light touch support around the home, with someone willing to offer companionship and needing low-cost accommodation.

Homeshare tackles two challenges through one intergenerational approach:

  • Older people gain companionship and low-level support
  • Carefully vetted and selected homesharers find somewhere affordable to live

The local provider supports participants to form long-lasting matches, putting in place the safeguarding and support needed for a successful match. Local programmes become self-sustaining through participants’ charges.

Our partnership offer

We offer bespoke Homeshare strategic advice tailored to your needs, focussing on three critical areas to ensure safe and effective Homeshare development:

  • Scoping the requirements of a new Homeshare UK programme in your area including feasibility study, consultation and research with key stakeholders and business planning.
  • Raising awareness of Homeshare in your local area – hosting an introduction to Homeshare session aimed at key stakeholders including social prescribers, health and social care professionals, social workers, strategic leads, commissioners, and policymakers.
  • Developing a framework for commissioning and/or setting up a Homeshare programme.

If you’re interested in working together, with the Accelerating Reform Fund, or in future, contact us, or give the team a call on 0151 227 3499.