Page updated on: 24/03/2021

Homeshare is a project which can bring together people with a spare room with people who are happy to chat and lend a hand around the house in return for affordable, sociable accommodation.

Homeshare works because a new relationship designed to bring benefits to both people, is balanced with clarity and safeguards to protect everyone.

How does Homeshare work?

A Householder who needs a small amount of help to live independently in their own home, is matched with a Homesharer who is looking for a place to live and can provide support.

Usually no rent is charged, but the household bills are shared, and in return the Homesharer will help out around the house, for example by cooking meals, running errands, shopping trips and providing company.

Who is a Householder?

A Householder owns their own home but has some support needs or has become isolated or anxious about living alone.

Becoming a Householder can benefit Homesharers who are usually:

  • Students and key public service workers on modest means;
  • People at the bottom of council house waiting lists or living in foyer accommodation.

Who is a Homesharer?

A Homesharer could be a student or public service worker who cannot afford housing.

Becoming a Homesharer can benefit Householders who are usually:

  • In need of low level support
  • are anxious or isolated
  • are disabled or need support to move towards or maintain independent living
  • are family carers who are struggling with isolation or who juggle work and caring

Apply to become a Householder or a Homesharer

To apply to become a Householder or Homesharer you should contact the team by phone 01267 246890 or by email