Leeds Homeshare is a scheme that aims to prove the opening words of Psalm 133 to be true.
The scheme carefully matches an older person, who might need some help to live independently in their own home, with someone who has a housing need. In return for providing low cost accommodation, the older person gets a minimum of 10 hours of help with daily living tasks like cleaning, shopping, gardening or walking the dog.
But it’s really about companionship, about living with someone in unity and, as the Psalm says, it can be so ‘good and pleasant’. It can help older people stay independent and in their own home for longer and offers companionship and new relationships for both the homeowner and the homesharer.
It’s a safe and supported arrangement, with Shared Lives in Adult Social Care taking references, checks and assessments to help ensure risk and safeguarding issues are well managed.
If you have a spare room and would be interested in having a chat about this, with no obligations, then please call Cath Ormerod on 0113 378 5410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details can be found here [pdf-embedder url=”https://fiep.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2017/03/Homeowner-leaflet.pdf” title=”Homeowner leaflet”]