Our Homeshare UK team are passionate about supporting people to live full lives through enabling people to share their lives for mutual benefit. Find out more about the dynamic team who make Homeshare happen below.
Homeshare UK Finance Officer
Becci’s role as the Finance Officer is to support all aspects of the charity’s work and development through the provision of strong financial assistance. Working closely with the Finance Manager and Director on all matters regarding financial management, planning, control and reporting across the Homeshare Project and Shared Lives Plus. Based in North Scotland, working remotely, she is an AAT Qualified Accountant with over 15 years’ experience, largely in the charity sector. Becci is passionate knowing her role makes a contribution to the greater needs of others.
Contact Becci on 07570 013 823 or [email protected]
Homeshare Uk Franchise Development Officer
Ben’s role is to support Social Franchisees to develop their Homeshare services and grow Homeshare around the UK. Based in Norwich, his work involves working with franchisees to raise awareness of their services, develop strong local partnerships and working to remove barriers preventing people from taking part in Homeshare. Ben’s background has been in local government and the voluntary sector, working on a range of projects supporting older and younger people. This experience has shown him how isolation affects people regardless of age and the huge difference Homeshare makes to the lives of people taking part and their wider friends and family. Contact Ben on 07867 456 475 or [email protected]
Homeshare UK Services Manager
Catherine Ambrose is the Service Manager for Homeshare UK North East and North West, her role is to set up the foundations for the delivery of the Homeshare service across both regions and will lead on the day to day operations and quality assurance of the service. Catherine has previously been a Registered Manager in domiciliary care and has also had over 15 years’ experience working within housing and support. She is passionate about making a difference to people’s lives and has a real focus on offering more innovative approaches within the Social Care/Housing sector.
Contact Catherine on 07468 450 060 [email protected]
Head of Homeshare UK
Deborah Fox, Head of Homeshare UK has worked for shared Lives Plus since 2015 as the Homeshare National Lead. Over the past 7 years she has both driven and supported significant expansion and development of Homeshare across the UK. Key elements of her role include: Managing the Homeshare UK network of 25 programmes, development of key strategic links with National and Local Government, the development and promotion of the Homeshare UK brand, the development of resources to support the sector to deliver safe, effective and sustainable provision and working with academic institutions to help build a robust evidence base and business case for Homeshare. Deborah has worked in senior Development and Management roles in the Voluntary Sector for the past 20 years and has experience of leading on the delivery of UK and European multiagency projects.
Contact Debs on [email protected] or 07889 002 526
Homeshare UK Service Co-ordinator North East
Emily is the Homeshare UK Service Co-ordinator. She is developing a sustainable Homeshare Programme across North East England. Her initial work includes developing the infrastructure for the programme and will lead onto the operational delivery of the service. Emily is raising awareness of the programme among key stakeholders and potential participants to ensure successful matches of Householders and Homesharers. Emily’s background is in the voluntary and health sector, and delivering services.
Contact Emily on 07585 536 178 or [email protected]
Homeshare UK Expansion Programme Officer
Jemma is our Homeshare UK Expansion Programme Officer. She is working with our various Homeshare UK projects providing administrative and operational support, including the delivery of Homeshare services in the North East and North West and our franchise model. Jemma has a range of experience as she has worked within the Shared Lives Plus model for a long time and has seen first-hand the benefits that Homeshare UK provides with intergenerational matches and friendships. Jemma is keen to continue raising the awareness of the important work Homeshare UK do.
Contact Jemma on 07747 018 850 or [email protected]
Homeshare UK Communications Manager
Jess is our Communications Manager and leads our various new projects with marketing and communications guidance, including our social franchise, delivering Homeshare services in the North East and West, as well as the Clarion Housing Pilot. Jess is leading communications strategy, helping Homeshare UK to raise its profile as an organisation and leading on brand guidance for all members. From previous experience volunteering with a mental health charity, Jess understands how Homeshare is equally beneficial for both younger and older people, to reduce loneliness. Contact Jess on 07833 087 654 or [email protected]
Homeshare UK Network Support & Development Officer
Jo is the Homeshare UK Network Support and Development Officer. Her role is to provide support to the existing and future network members, whilst also contributing to the ongoing development and growth of the Homeshare Sector in the UK. Based in Liverpool, Jo supports a national network of organisations who are delivering Homeshare schemes. She is passionate about people and communities and has spent the last 20 years working within the third sector. She brings her skills and knowledge in business support and community engagement to the Homeshare team and is the point of contact for anyone interested in Homeshare UK membership.
Contact Jo on 07900 198 312 or [email protected]
Homeshare Uk Social Franchise Manager
John is our UK Social Franchise Manager. Based on the North East coast of England, John is developing and implementing a Social Franchise model – enabling people to form their own Homeshare programmes, as Social Entrepreneurs. He will assist with the launch and development of your business and provide advice and guidance on how to grow the scale of your own personal enterprise. In this way, you can own your very own “piece” of the Homeshare UK Network and feel a real part of something that enhances the lives of others. He is really keen to engage with people who want to “make a difference”, every single day. John’s background has seen him work in Franchising in the Social Care sector for many years.
Contact John on 07825 956 514 or [email protected]
Homeshare UK Development & Delivery Officer – Clarion Project
Kayleigh’s role is to deliver the first social housing Homeshare pilot programme. Working in partnership with Clarion Housing Group the programme aims to establish a Homeshare model for social housing residents. Kayleigh will test the Homeshare approach across the UK, sharing learning from the pilot in the hope of broadening the reach of the Homeshare model. Kayleigh has a background of third sector membership support and change management and is passionate about facilitating co-production to enable change. She believes Homeshare provides an innovative solution to current social challenges such as social isolation and lack of affordable housing.
Contact Kayleigh on 07788 253 816 or [email protected]
Homeshare UK Service Co-ordinator North West
Melanie’s role is to develop the infrastructure for a Homeshare programme and oversee its’ day-to day operational delivery in the North West of England. Melanie will raise awareness of Homeshare UK across the North West, leading on feasibility studies to launch the programme successfully in new communities. She is excited to see how Homeshare will add a significant impact on reducing isolation across generations and strengthen further communities.
Contact Melanie on [email protected] or 07795 461 663
Homeshare UK Communications and Marketing Officer
Suzie is our Homeshare UK Communications and Marketing Officer. She is supporting our various new projects with marketing and communications guidance, including our franchise model, delivering Homeshare UK services in the North East and West, as well as the Clarion Housing Pilot. Suzie also provides marketing support for our Homeshare UK network members, and is helping Homeshare UK to raise its profile as an organisation. Suzie has worked in communications for local government, charities and private sector organisations along with volunteering for a variety of organisations in her community. Having spent a lot of time with her Gran as a child, and as an adult, Suzie is a great believer in different age groups sharing and learning from one another and sees Homeshare as a brilliant way to encourage this and to help prevent loneliness.
Contact Suzie on [email protected] or 07553 227121
Homeshare UK Wales Development Officer
Tim’s role is to support the development and growth of the Homeshare Sector in Wales. Based in South East Wales he works across the whole of Wales to engage with individuals and organisations to raise awareness of Homeshare and to establish three pilot programmes. Tim’s background has predominantly been in housing support and development work, in a range of different roles. Having worked directly with older people living alone and young people taking their first steps into independence, Tim can see the incredible value of Homeshare.
Contact Tim on 07867 452159 or [email protected]
Supporting our members
We provide practical and strategic support to our network members.
Driving policy change
Shared Lives Plus campaign on issues that affect our schemes and members. Advising and contributing to policy change.
Providing value for our members
Members have access to our members resource library, good practice guide and quality assurance framework.
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