We have been thrilled to have several high profile pieces of coverage for our Homeshare network members these last few weeks.
On Sunday (21 February 2021) Homeshare was featured in the Sunday Times. The article features several real Homeshare matches from around our network of Homeshare organisations who deliver Homeshare services around the UK and Ireland.
The Journalist spoke with Katie and Denise who are living together in Somerset matched by Homeshare West
Both were apprehensive. Katie had lived only with housemates her own age; she thought it might be like living with a grandparent; her own had died by the time she was ten. But, she said, “it’s a much more equal relationship”… Katie has been teaching Denise to use WhatsApp and learn the keyboard. Denise has changed Katie’s outlook: “We’re always talking about life. What makes a person who they are? Because she’s reflecting on life, it has made me reflect on how I live my life and what’s important,” Denise said
Denise and Katie were also interviewed an Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch and spoke brilliantly about their Homeshare match and the difference it’s made.
On Thursday 25th Feb) there was a piece on BBC Morning Live who interviewed Natasha Langleben, co founder of Two Generations Homeshare and two of their matches and matches potential matches. It was a lovely article that highlighted the matching process and how important it is to get the right people together in Homeshare .
You can see the clip here
Finally, You and Yours on BBC radio 4 spoke with Sylvia and Olivia who are Homesharing in London and were matched by Sarah Kaye at Homeshare Living who also spoke live on the show.
You can here the pieve here at 28 minutes in https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000syn2
Homesharing has been happening in the UK since the 1980’s but has always been small scale. We hope articles such as this one will help to raise awareness and show more people that Homeshare can be the solution to many key issues such as Loneliness and isolation across all generations. It’s a safe and fun way to make friends, make use of the assets you have whether that’s a spare room on your house or time to give as practical support.
Find a full list of Homeshare organisation here. All are members of Homeshare UK and vetted for good practice