Homeshare on the BBC!

Homeshare has recently had some brilliant coverage on the BBC. A 20-minute radio programme on the BBC’s World Service did a very informative piece on the homeshare concept. It featured Typhaine de Penfentenyo of ensemble2générations and some of her successful matches as well as our Director, Elizabeth Mills. You can listen here: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04nmxv8#play

The story was then picked up in the BBC online magazine: One solution to two big social problems. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-38399246

The BBC’s World Service reached a global audience of 348 million people in 2016 – let’s hope many of them were tuned in!

Postscript – just as we posted this we heard that BBC Radio Manchester interviewed homesharers  matched by PossAbilities – see them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bbcradiomanchester/videos/10154483827909965/ 

They will be coming to the Madrid congress in May!

New film from Homeshare Vermont

As Homeshare Vermont started to think about outreach and marketing for different programs, they want to share an animation that they did recently and have used on Facebook and some openings for powerpoint presentations.  It was originally a radio advertisement with two homesharers and they liked it so much they decided to try and add animation so it had more uses than just audio.

Windsor and Maidenhead Homeshare Programme goes live

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
Web Site: www.ategi.org.uk
Contact name: Michelle La Garde or Joy Cooper
Email address*: adminbucks@ategi.org.uk
Telephone*: 01494568888
Address: Clare Charity Centre
Wycombe Road
Saunderton, Buckinghamshire HP14 4BF
United Kingdom
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.

Honorary Doctorate for Honorary Director

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