HomeShare International

Who we are

Homeshare International supports a network of professionals worldwide who run homeshare programmes. Our aims are to encourage learning and good practice, foster new programmes and understand the impact of homesharing. We also raise awareness of what homeshare can offer as a solution to many of society’s needs. 

What is homeshare?

Homesharing enables two unrelated people to share their lives for their mutual benefit. A homesharer provides support and companionship to a householder in exchange for free or low-cost accommodation. Homeshare can benefit many people with support or housing needs.

Homeshare programmes

There are Homeshare programmes in many countries from Canada to Korea, Austria to Australia. These programmes typically match older householders with young homesharers. Homesharing builds relationships, often between two generations, recognising that people who take part have needs and something to give.

Latest News

Congratulations Homeshare Leicestershire

Homeshare Leicestershire began in September 2022

Roo explains: We started at the end of September this year! I was a Shared Lives Officer for years and loved the ethos of the service. We have such a demand on our Social Care service in Leicestershire that I decided that Homeshare would be a fabulous way to try and help people to feel happier and safer in their homes for longer…

They are eager to connect and share with other Homeshare programmes. Learn more about them at and reach out to welcome and encourage them

Solidhage event at the University of Nîmes

Learn the benefits of inter-generational homesharing at this free event on October 6, 2022.

  • Stella Bacchiocchi, directrice de La Logitude.
  • Margot de Battista, docteure en psychologie sociale, I2ML.
  • David Griffon, directeur du CCAS de Nîmes.
  • Pascale Bézard, socio-anthropologue, responsable sensibilisation au CAUE du Gard.
  • Modération & présentation : Thomas Watkin, architecte-urbaniste & docteur en sociologie, Projekt, UNIMES.
  • Participation : Christel Armand, MFP.

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HI in Conversation – November 2022

Join HI in Conversation in November 2022 to learn about the National Health Service and Social Care in England, and how it is tackling housing & inequality through Homeshare.

The National Health Service (NHS) and Social Care systems in England are a complex set of arrangements covering a wide range of organisations. This complexity can make it difficult for new services to engage with the NHS, especially where the service works best covering a number of organisations.

At the same time, issues around housing in England are becoming more acute covering poor quality housing driven by a lack of housing supply and strong demand. With housing being a key determinant of health outcomes, the NHS, in its role as an Anchor Institution, is driving a programme targeting health inequalities, as well as trying to solve its staff housing issues.

The session will go through a basic overview of the NHS, its role looking at housing in the aspects of health outcomes and the role that Homeshare can take to support improved health outcomes, both in England and other global health systems.

This HI in Conversation session is open to everyone. It will be led by Ian Burden, Head of Transformation, NHS England – South West with Sibel Whitehead of Supportmatch Homeshare, followed by opportunity for questions and discussion.

1Toit2Äges on the Red Carpet

Congratulations to Claire and Régis de Kerautem and the whole 1Toit2Äges team on receiving the SilverEco and Ageing Well International Awards in Cannes, France in 2022.

Régis and Claire de Kerautem pose on the red carpet after accepting the 2022 Silver Eco award (International category) on behalf of 1Toit2Äges.

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