Homeshare York is a new service that matches an older homeowner with a younger person in a homesharing arrangement. The Homesharer will provide 10 hours of support a week to the Householder in exchange for a room in their home.
The service gives an older person the opportunity to continue living independently with the support and companionship of a sharer as well as offering a viable solution to young professionals and mature or postgraduate students struggling to find accommodation. Participants in similar services have experienced reduced isolation, an increased sense of wellbeing and opportunities for shared learning.
Homeshare York is a not-for-profit service with a monthly contribution made by the Householder and the Homesharer to cover the cost of the matching process and ongoing support.
To find out more about Homeshare or the current eligibility criteria please get in touch with Toria Morris, Homeshare Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01904 552898. You can also visit www.york.gov.uk/homeshareyork for further information