HomeShare International


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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. Learn more about homesharing.

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. Learn more about us!

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.

Help us support Homeshare around the world

Homeshare International is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales number 1170332.

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Latest News

Thank you, Smart Social!

A huge “THANK YOU” to Smart Social for sponsoring participation in the World Homeshare Congress.

We sincerely appreciate your support of the Homeshare concept, Homeshare International and the upcoming World Congress in Italy.

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Congratulations to Age UK Oxfordshire’s Homeshare

Age UK Oxfordshire’s Homeshare has been awarded one-year funding from the Department of Health and Social Care’s Accelerated Reform Fund, via Oxfordshire County Council. This funding will allow the small team to recruit another much-needed person.

Read more about the funding and enjoy the quote from Joan, talking about her Homeshare experience with Ausra:

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