Welcoming the new UK programmes

Homeshare International has welcomed the six new pilot programmes in the UK by formalising its offer to support agencies wanting to start a new programme. A press release has gone out to the UK media supported by an infographic which explains in simple terms what homeshare can offer.

The six new pilot programmes in the UK are funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the Lloyds Bank Foundation who are jointly putting £2 million into the project. This is the biggest boost to homeshare seen anywhere in the world as far as we are aware. Read more here.

Read HI – Press release June 2016 FINAL

Download the homeshare infographic_V4 FINAL

A prize for 1Toit2Ages

Congratulations to our friends in Belgium, 1Toit2Âges, who have recently won a prestigious prize from the Minister for Housing, Madame Céline Frémault, “in order to develop homesharing in Brussels”. Claire de Kerautem, the Director, says that the prize money will enable them to start a big advertising campaign in Brussels: “We want more people to know about the programme and to contact us”.

Melbourne Congress – read the review!

The HANZA team, our hosts in Melbourne, have now issued a report on the event and you can read it here – Melbourne Congress Review Jan 2016.

The Melbourne Congress, held last November, was our most successful to date with over 100 delegates from eight countries sharing their news, views and experiences. The presentations are all on the Congress website which will still be available for a little longer.

Our photo shows the HANZA team (on the right) and the HI trustees at the reception held at the Victorian Parliament building.

Melbourne Congress 2015 HANZA and HI trustees