In support of World Alzheimer’s Month, the team at Share and Care Homeshare want to give an insight into how people with dementia are benefiting from sharing their home. Our organisation was founded by Caroline Cooke, whose late father had vascular dementia and dementia has touched the lives of the Share and Care team in […]
For social prescribing, homeshare provision is a sustainable option which sits within health and social care and enables social prescribers to offer tailored support to enrich the lives of people across generations, and across local communities. It is especially beneficial for older people living with mobility issues, Dementia or Parkinson’s, adults with support needs or […]
“As a way to give back and enrich people’s lives, homeshare is really rewarding.”: view from a sharer’s perspective Recently trained primary school teacher and well-established piano teacher, Nicky, aged 47, is homesharing in Cambridge with a wonderful couple in their 80s.
Without question, homeshare is advantageous regardless of age. From those in their 20s to those in their 80s and 90s, as well as their own families and loved ones, homeshare touches lives across generations.
As we get older and our needs change over time, particularly on the health and physical side, often our requirements change too – what we need from a home must alter and adapt to fit our situation in the best way. Later life housing options have traditionally fallen into several fairly narrow categories -relocating to […]
John and Annie welcomed their sharer, Rui, into their home earlier this year. She is already part of the family, “a ray of sunshine”, who is the perfect match for John and Annie. Share and Care Homeshare chatted to John and Anne to find out more about the successful match! Q: Tell me about your homeshare […]
The option of a homeshare arrangement brings peace of mind for relatives and loved ones of those using the service. In fact for Deborah*, whose Mother and Father-in-law both live with dementia, homeshare has totally transformed their lives. Here she tells us why homeshare means so much to her and her family. Q: Tell me about […]
Share and Care Homeshare has been a strong advocate for the benefits of homeshare for more than 15 years, and has built up a strong level of skills, expertise and learning in this area, which we are always keen to disseminate. During this time, we have seen first-hand the incredible impact of homesharing across several […]
With the cost-of-living soaring, household bills have rocketed, petrol and food prices have spiked, and inflation is set to rise again in the coming weeks, greatly affecting our spending habits and causing us to consider more cost-effective choices across all parts of our lives. Homeshare is an extremely affordable option that enables people across […]
Supporting World Parkinson’s Day which takes place on 11 April 2022 to raise awareness of Parkinson’s, we would like to show the positive impact of homeshare on people living with Parkinson’s. When a little extra support around the house, homeshare can prove invaluable as our sharers are happy to provide a minimum of 15 hours support every week. […]