Welcome to Homeshare UK

About Homeshare UK

We are the UK network for Homeshare organisations.

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 of the organisations in our network carefully vet, match and oversee each unique Homeshare arrangement.

Use the map below to find your local provider in the UK and The Republic of Ireland 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 Florence and Alexandra talk about their experience of Homesharing.
For more detailed enquiries please see our FAQ section or get in touch with your local organisation .

Coronavirus: Covid 19

We are proud that Homeshare is open for business at a time when the demand and need for supportive shared living could not be more urgent. At times like these, home is the safest place to be, especially when you’re living with someone who’s always looking out for you. Our Homeshare organisations have adapted their processes to continue to safely match people who want to live and get through the pandemic together.

You can read our guidance and advice on making Homeshare matches safely during the pandemic here

Find your local Homeshare Provider and enquire today 

“Since my wife died I was alone most of the day. It is good to have someone to chat to; an adult to gossip with!”

ITV regional news recently did a series on how communities are coming together to help some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford went to Kent to meet with  Householder Cecil Humphery-Smith, aged 90, his Homesharer Rebekah Tate and Rebecca Odelowo of Lightshare Homeshare.

Watch the film to hear this lovely story and find out more about how Homeshare is supporting people to stay independent at home.

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 provider.

Every Homeshare provider is a little bit different. Our members deliver around the UK and The Republic of Ireland. 
Search by postcode, town or county to discover your local organisation.
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.
Householder

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.
Householder

PossAbilities Homeshare

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 organisations, get in touch via [email protected] .