Grace, aged 69, enjoyed socialising with Diana

Grace, a wheelchair user, had a fully adapted house and a team of carers to support her. But she wanted someone in the house overnight, someone who would share social activities with her. In exchange she offered a good-sized en suite bedroom.

After reading an article about Homesharing in The Guardian she contacted Homeshare West. We introduced Grace to Diana, a cheerful 44-year-old who was saving to buy a flat. Diana soon learned to operate Grace’s wheelchair-adapted car so was able to take Grace to the theatre, to films, and for various outings. Each week, they planned the following week’s timetable. Diana stayed for over five years.