Welcome to Homeshare UK

About Homeshare UK

We are the UK network for Homeshare schemes.

Homeshare brings together people with spare rooms with people who are happy to chat and lend a hand around the house in return for affordable, sociable accommodation.

Together, Householders and Homesharers share home life, time, skills and experience.

All our schemes carefully vet, match and oversee each unique Homeshare arrangement.

Use the map below to find your local scheme and see if Homeshare could be right you.

Benefits of Homeshare:

  • helps you stay independently at home for longer
  • provides affordable accommodation at a time of record housing shortages and high rent
  • gives you and your loved ones peace of mind

Hear Homesharers Florence and Alexandra talk about their experience of Homeshare so far.
For more detailed enquiries please see our FAQ section or get in touch with your local scheme .

Homeshare UK Annual Sector Report 2018

The Homeshare model is increasingly being recognised as a preventative approach that meets the needs of people with low level support needs. There has been a 42% increase in the number of people Homesharing across the UK and Republic of Ireland in the past 12 months, since April 2017 to March 2018.

Read the Executive Summary of the report here

Read the full report here

This video explains Homeshare and how it is helping people across the country.

Looking for affordable, sociable accommodation?

Do you want to:

  • Give something back to your community
  • Live in comfortable, affordable housing
  • Make new friends
  • Share your skills...and learn new ones!

Do you have a spare room?

If you do, you can:

  • Give a younger person a great start in life
  • Maintain your independence
  • Make new friends
  • Gain peace of mind for yourself and your loved ones
  • Share your skills...and learn new ones!

Find your local Homeshare scheme

Every scheme is a little bit different, just like every Homeshare.
Search by postcode, town or county to discover your local scheme.
Contact them direct to find out specific costs and make an application!

Too often we separate generations of old and young. Homeshare brings them together in a really positive way so that the older person can retain their independence and the younger person can have somewhere affordable to live. True symbiosis.

Paul Streets, OBE

Chief Executive, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales

Dad seems much happier. He enjoys the company and he and Greg have become close. As an only child, the responsibility is all on me. It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

Son of Householder

Now I have a Homesharer, my middle-aged children feel reassured because there is someone else in the house with me.


Homeshare Oxford

If someone has doubts about Homeshare, do it!
It has changed my life. All those years I lived alone but I’m not alone anymore – we’ve become friends.


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Our funders



Resources for Homeshare members

We provide a host of exclusive resources for our network members. To access them, login to the Members’ Area. If you’d like to join our network of Homeshare schemes, get in touch via Contact@HomeshareUK.org .

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