South London Press online – 29th June 2023
Age Action Alliance – 23rd May 2023 Celebrating the reciprocal benefits of homesharing
BBC London News – May 18th 2023 Margaret and Christine talking about homesharing together!
FAB NHS Stuff – Check out the second PositivelyFabulousPodcast, this time talking to Gillian who’s mum had a homeshare through Share and Care Homeshare.
It is well worth a listen as Gillian shares her experience of homeshare..
‘My Mum Stayed at home much longer than would have done without home share’
Guardian On-line – 30th January 2023
Natalie Pegg a Share and Care Homeshare Sharer has ‘developed a genuine friendship’ through living in a homeshare. Read her story in the Guardian
Fab NHS Stuff –On Tuesday 16th January 2023 we had another fantastic FabTalks with Amanda Clarke from Share and Care Homeshare talking all about Home Share! Discussing how it works, benefits & why its a great option for patients who want to still live in their own homes
The Metro – 6th December 2022
Share And Care Homeshare matched Owen with a retired artist, Douglas, who, in his late eighties and with no family living close by, was looking for someone to share his three-bedroom home in Hampstead, north-west London.
BLOOMBERG UK – November 22nd 2022
When they get older – November 2022
A great article on How to make homeshares work: top 5 tips
Evening Standard – 2nd November 2022
Renting in London: alternatives to conventional rentals — from warehouse sublets to share-and-care schemes
If you are willing to make friends with a pensioner, then Share and Care Homeshare (shareandcare.co.uk) matches up elderly homeowners with spare rooms with young renters who need a place to stay. The cost is low (£150 per month) but in return renters must agree to offer around 10 hours per week of help around the house, cooking, and basic DIY, and, more importantly, company.
Evening Standard – August 30th 2022
Generation game: London homesharers ‘still going strong’ at 84 and 42 years old
When Luciana Canu moved in with Flo Taylor, a woman double her age, she had her doubts. But two and a half years later, their relationship is still going strong.
Platinum Magazine – June 2022- A lovely article about homesharing
As seen in Friday 4th March 2022
Friday 4th March 2022
Delighted to read about out Homeshare couple yesterday in The Sunday Times 27th February 2022
What happened when a 35-year-old and 85-year-old shared a house?
When Ben Aitken rented a room from recently-widowed Winnie neither had an inkling they would end up the best of friends.
By Ben Aitken
Ben is a writer and has been one of our Sharers since October 2020. He’s written a hilarious book based on his home-share experience during the Covid lockdowns of 2020 The Marmalade Diaries: The True Story of an Odd Couple will be published in March 2022, can be pre-ordered now, and has been described by the novelist Jenny Colgan as ‘charming, warming, and very, very funny’.
Share and Care Homeshare’s director Caroline Cooke reviewed the book: “This is a truly laugh-out-loud read. Very loud, frequent laughter, much to my husband’s annoyance! Highlighting anecdotes from a year living in a homeshare arrangement during lock-down (no easy feat for anyone), The Marmalade Diaries is a well-observed and insightful account of two people living together and growing a genuine, caring friendship, despite coming from different generations. Ben’s writing is empathetic and his stories really resonated… many were very, very recognisable… especially from people I know who grew up during the war! I highly recommend this. I read it in one sitting as I couldn’t put it down! And I was in tears at the end. The wonderful warmth and humour between Ben and ‘W…’ is palpable; theirs is a genuine friendship that will last for life.” Definitely *****
December 2021 – Metro Newspaper – Moving in with an 84-year old stranger
October 2021 – Dementia together magazine- How homesharing can give people with dementia support and friendship
by Gareth Bracken.
Our Founder Caroline Cooke speaking to Riverside radio about intergenerational living. The piece starts at 15.07 mins into the news bulletin.
February 2021- Sunday Times
Robin, Jill and Olivia a lovely Share and Care Homeshare match talk to about their Homeshare expereince.
February 2021 – Housing Lin blog
by Caroline Cooke
Founder of Share and Care Homeshare
October 2020 Yours Issue 361
Every evening, Iris and Johanna head into the kitchen to cook their evening meal together. They may not eat the same food and they may be decades apart in age, but in this moment, they find a lovely opportunity to chat about their days and enjoy one another’s company.
July 2020 Count your blessings – Lark Music client Louise Kaye personifies caring but during lockdown sharing her home with a musician through the Share and Care Homeshare has brought her ‘complete joy’, she tells Private Client Director Julie Webb
April 2020 Time and Leisure P 18/19 Spread a little happiness- Wimbledon is at the forefront in tackling loneliness
1st January 2020 Radio 4 -Positive Thinking programme. All under one roof? Listen to one of our Householders talking about his experience of having a Sharer.
2nd December 2019 Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ Caroline Cooke speaks about Homeshare https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000bx1p
The Observer 17th February 2019 Share and Care Sharer Tina GotlaAluri tells The Observer how homesharing helped her when she was struggling to cope with sky- high London rents.