St John’s Homeshare is supported by St John’s Winchester, one of the oldest almshouse charities in the country, operating since the 12th century.
Our Homeshare service benefits from our heritage and experience of providing housing and in-home wellbeing services to our community, matching householders and sharers in Winchester, Eastleigh, Southampton, Basingstoke, Romsey, Andover and the New Forest.
Where to find us
St John’s Winchester, 32 St John’s South, The Broadway, Winchester SO23 9LN.
Florence is 95, she’s partially sighted, an RAF veteran and used to be a keen tennis player. She has a 27-year old homesharer, Alexandra. Hear about their experience of Homesharing.
Homeshare helps people to stay independent in the places they love to live and builds community connections. It is a mutually beneficial arrangement with both people having something they need and something to give.
Homeshare brings two people together to share a home; typically, someone who needs help to live independently in their own home (a householder) is matched with someone who has a housing need (a homesharer). In return for affordable accommodation, the homesharer provides around ten hours of support per week to the householder.