Leeds Homeshare supports people who have a spare room and who would benefit from some extra help at home with everyday tasks such as cleaning, cooking or gardening etc, and the reassurance of someone there overnight.
The service helps to find Caring Sharers to stay in the home, offering company, support and peace of mind. Sharers benefit from having a place to stay and low cost accommodation of £150/£200 month, in exchange for providing up to 10 hours support a week to the householder/ homeowner. No personal care can be provided.
Recent participant, Margaret stated “I wanted a sharer so that I had the reassurance of someone with me in the house overnight. I get on well with younger people and I didn’t want to live on my own. I have a lot of life experiences and knowledge to give back to a sharer.”
Homesharing offers many mutual benefits, including someone at home, being part of the community, and getting to know someone new. Leeds Homeshare carefully matches sharers with Householders and the process includes references and DBS checks. We provide a friendly matching service and ongoing assistance throughout and for the duration of the Homeshare match.
Leeds Homeshare is part of Leeds City Council.
To get in touch, please call 0113 3785410 and ask for Emma Harris or email: [email protected]