About us

We aim to make life better for people by creating long-lasting matches between welcoming Householders and kind and considerate Sharers.

We’ve been matching Householders with Sharers in Bath and Bristol since 1999. Over the years our detailed interview and matching process has brought hundreds of people together in harmonious and mutually beneficial living arrangements.

Homeshare West is an active member of Homeshare UK, which is part of Shared Lives Plus. There are 20 Homeshare organisations operating in the UK. Ramona is currently the Homeshare Representative on the Board of Trustees for Shared Lived Plus. We are also members of Homeshare International.

Homeshare West is a not-for-profit organisation with no funding from external sources. Our continuing existence depends upon the ability to cover our costs.

HOMESHARE WEST, a private company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales. Company number 9666529. Registered Office address at Bourse, St Brandon’s House, 29 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5QT

Audrey
Audrey
Audrey Heard, founder and Coordinator, worked in the Voluntary sector for many years. She has a Diploma in Counselling though originally qualified as a State Registered Nurse at the BRI. In later life Audrey became a Trustee of Age Concern Bristol before joining West of England Care & Repair as a Housing Options caseworker in 2004.
Ramona
Ramona
Ramona Amuza joined Homeshare West in April 2022. She has lived experience of Homeshare and has been running Homeshare Gloucestershire (part of Age UK Gloucestershire) since 2019. Ramona has a background in community work, focused specifically on working with and supporting older people and BAME communities.

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