Steve, a gentle and caring Sharer

Steve, aged 49, initially shared for five months supporting Householder James who had terminal cancer. James felt able to discuss his feelings about his prognosis with Steve rather than burden his family members. Steve said it was a great privilege to be with him through those final months.

Steve then went to live Margaret and stayed for a year. He aimed to get himself back on a sound financial footing, viewing Homesharing as a means of achieving a good work/life balance whilst saving for a deposit on a privately rented flat. Steve was a professional artist and also worked part-time as a Personal Assistant at a local college where he supported students with a disability. He stopped Homesharing when offered a low cost flat in a friend’s house.