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
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.
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.
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
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