This winter, the third Homeshare service in Wales is starting, bringing people together for mutual benefit. Older people living alone will be matched with those seeking affordable accommodation in and around Gwynedd, Wales.
After the first two pilots were established in Swansea and Pembrokeshire, Homeshare UK were keen for the third and final pilot to be hosted in North Wales.
In Wales, 54% of people aged 60-74 and 49% of people 75+ years, said they felt lonely sometimes (ONS). In Gwynedd is a rural area where 28% of the population are over 65 years old and the pressure is increasing on care services. Many are looking for that little bit extra support and that’s what Homeshare will offer.
The Homeshare program in Gwynedd will be run by Cyngor Gwynedd; the local authority. Rhannu Cartref Gwynedd Homeshare will have an initial soft launch at the Gwynedd Older People’s Conference on Thursday 17th November. This will be followed by an online launch on Wednesday 11th January, which you can register to attend by following this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lansiad-rhannu-cartref-gwynedd-homeshare-gwynedd-launch-tickets-464302881417
Recruitment has taken place in Swansea and a coordinator has been appointed. Her name is Ruth Robinson and we are looking forward to welcoming her into the Homeshare UK network and working closely with her to make Shared Homes Swansea a success.
We are very excited to be launching the final pilot and to have all three Homeshare programs up and running.