Homeshare UK annual report 2019

last updated on 15 January 2020

The Homeshare UK annual report 2019 shows that Homeshare has grown by a huge 22% this year, with 1000 older and younger people matched together by 22 Homeshare providers.

The report is packed with data and stories about people of all ages living together for company, discovering shared interests and meeting housing needs. Homeshare enables people to live in areas they couldn’t otherwise afford, while they study or work in the public sector.

Key challenges remain:

  • Investment needed in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, East Anglia, West Midlands and the North East
  • Support from local and national policy makers to overcome key policy barriers that prevent people participating in Homeshare such as Council Tax and Housing Benefit
  • More Health and Social Care professionals and other community based older people services promoting Homeshare as an option for older people
  • People in their 50s and 60s start planning for later life starting Homeshare earlier, with their families, to avoid reaching crisis point.

Read the news story here