Great news from Australia. The HANZA group goes from strength to strength, and plans for the 4th World Homeshare Congress – November 2015 in Melbourne – are well underway HANZA News March 2014
The new homeshare programme being set up by Ategi is going live this month. Ategi was awarded the contract by Windsor and Maidenhead Council to set up a programme in the area.
Contact information for the new programme:
|ategi Home Share|
|Contact name:||Michelle La Garde or Joy Cooper|
|Address:||Clare Charity Centre
Saunderton, Buckinghamshire HP14 4BF
|Geographical area covered by programme, e.g. country, city, state, county etc*:||Maidenhead and Windsor, Berkshire|
|Other useful information, e.g. short history of programme, links with other programmes, office opening hours, etc.:||New scheme launching March 2014. Also offering Shared Lives in Maidenhead & Windsor and in Buckinghamshire.
Office open 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Thur and 8.30am – 3.30pm Fri. Answerphone also available so please leave messages.
We have today published a review of our work, covering the last ten years. Please download it from Homeshare International Review 2004-2013
The review is also available in print format, so if you would like to order a copy please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Homeshare International Autumn 2013 newsletter is now ready for you to read. Please click on the link Autumn 2013 Newsletter to read the latest news about Homeshare around the world
Attached is the latest newsletter from HANZA – Homeshare Australia and New Zealand Association
Age UK Oxfordshire is working with Oxford Brookes University and Oxford City Council to establish whether a Homeshare programme for the City of Oxford, U.K., might be sustainable and attractive for some of the older residents, and younger people who struggle to afford the very high rents in the city.
A survey is being undertaken of prospective householders, and the local newspaper, the Oxford Mail, has picked up the story.
Elizabeth Mills, our Honorary Director, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Brighton on Tuesday 23rd July. This was in recognition of her contribution to research in ageing, and to the voluntary sector. She spoke to the graduates about the importance of volunteering, and used the theme “cast your bread upon the waters and it will come back as sandwiches” to make her point. You can see her speech on http://youtu.be/AfJZGJ7z0SQ
The World Congress held in Oxford on 4/5 July was a great success. The feedback was entirely positive, and the 65+ delegates from 12 countries contributed greatly to the practical outcomes of the event.
In due course, we will put a report of the Congress, along with slides and presentations from some of the key speakers, on the website so please visit us from time to time.
A fascinating new publication reviewing the role of various co-housing models to support older people in their own homes, including Homeshare, has been produced by Hanover in collaboration with Demos. Download here Sociable Housing in Later Life May13