12 May 2013 - Homeshare schemes let young people offer help and company to the elderly, in return for cheap lodgings. Everyone’s a winner.
The Homeshare pilot programmes were funded by Section 64 grants from the Department of Health. Funding for the development and management of the Homeshare programmes in West Sussex and in Oxfordshire was awarded to the NAAPSUK.
Age UK have also reported that 17% of older people have less than once weekly contact with family, friends and neighbours and a need for help with practical household activities that isn’t being met through council services.