What is Homesharing?

Homesharing is about friendship, mutual respect and support. The costs are minimal. The Householder and Sharer benefit from each other’s company, gaining security and independence in equal measure.

Homesharing matches someone who needs a small amount of help to live independently in their own home with someone who has a housing need and can provide appropriate support and company.

How Homesharing works

The Householder provides a bedroom and shared facilities free of charge to a reliable younger adult, usually aged over 30 (we call this person the Sharer). In exchange, this person will sleep in the home overnight and carry out agreed household tasks.

The Sharer gets a low cost, rent-free room, making a small contribution towards bills, in a comfortable and safe home environment. They are happy to give the Householder 10 hours of their time each week.

Homeshare West is a not-for-profit organisation supporting people who need some help to live independently at home, and those who need low-cost accommodation.

Making life better

for Householders

Someone close by at night

The confidence to remain living at home

A friendly person around some evenings

Help with every day tasks

Security in the home

for Sharers

A breathing space and stability

A safe and secure home-from-home

Company and conversation at home

Rent-free accommodation

Support and helpful advice

Could you do with a bit of extra help at home and think that homesharing might be right for you?

Are you someone who enjoys helping others and wanting low-cost accommodation in Bath or Bristol?

Please give us a call for an informal and confidential chat.

for Householders

Someone close by at night
The confidence to remain living at home
A friendly person around some evenings
Help with every day tasks
Security in the home

for Sharers

A breathing space and stability
A safe and secure home-from-home
Company and conversation at home
Rent-free accommodation
Support and helpful advice

Could you do with a bit of extra help at home and think that homesharing might be right for you?

Are you someone who enjoys helping others and wanting low-cost accommodation in Bath or Bristol?

Please give us a call for an informal and confidential chat.

for
Householders

Someone close by at night
The confidence to remain living at home
A friendly person around some evenings
Help with every day tasks
Security in the home

for Sharers

A breathing space and stability
A safe and secure home-from-home
Company and conversation at home
Rent-free accommodation
Support and helpful advice

Could you do with a bit of extra help at home and think that homesharing might be right for you?

Are you someone who enjoys helping others and wanting low-cost accommodation in Bath or Bristol?

Please give us a call for an informal and confidential chat.

This is what people say about their Homeshare experience

My householder is great company and we love to chat. If anyone is thinking about Homeshare, just go for it!

Sharer
I was always on edge before Homesharing. I’m feeling much more secure and comfortable since my Sharer has moved in. We get on so well.
Householder
It has been a huge weight off our minds to be able to allow mum to continue to live with a degree of independence at home.  I can’t thank you enough for your part in that.
Family member
Homeshare has given us a great year and a half of help and companionship for my father and worked well beyond our initial expectations.
Family member
It’s a breathing space to get my life in order. I feel on equal terms, and I’m happy to be here.
Sharer

Homesharing has given me the confidence to stay in my own home and allowed me to keep my independence.

Householder

Case Studies