Meet The Sharers is a year long social media project featuring families and households from across the shared living sector.
Every shared living household is different, and they all deserve to be celebrated.
Every week for the next year, a different household will be given the keys to our @MeetTheSharers social media accounts, and has 7 days to share their own stories, in their own words.
We’ve got a slightly different set of sharers this week. Ramona and Ida don’t live and work in Shared Lives, but from another part of the shared living sector – Homeshare.
Ramona is originally from Romania, although she has been living in the UK for over 14 years. She’s spent the last 10 years working in the Voluntary and Community Sector and for the last two and a half years has been the manager of Homeshare Gloucestershire. She loves helping people and says nothing quite comes close to making that perfect Homeshare match – seeing two people come together, develop a beautiful friendship and enjoy each other’s company!
In her spare time you’ll find her walking for miles with her cheeky dog Marius and doing lots of salsa and Zumba dancing.
Ida not only works for Homeshare in Age UK Gloucestershire, but she is also a Homeshare sharer.
Born in Tanzania, and raised in Germany, she discovered her interest in learning about ageing while she was in Indonesia, and studied Gerontology in Germany and Wales. She’s pretty well traveled. No wonder she enjoys exploring places, be it the fields behind the house or a city in country she hasn’t yet visited.
She loves to be reminded every day, how much there is we can learn from and about each other.
Check out what they’ve been up to on the @MeetTheSharers Twitter account.
Our @MeetTheSharers enquiry page has lots of information for families, including a calendar where you can see which weeks are still looking for families, and a quick form for you to fill in, to let us know that you are interested.