Homeshare a well kept secret

Homeshare a well kept secret Feature Emma Ward Community services PR account manager, Help the Aged older or disabled householder offers free or low-cost accommodation Homeshare – to a younger homesharer. In return, the homesharer provides an agreed number of weekly hours of help and support, such a well kept as cooking, gardening, shopping, and teaching computer skills, while also providing companionship and the security of knowing secret someone else is there at night. The overall aim is to Emma Ward reveals how the charity enable older people to stay independently in their Homeshare International helps older and own homes with due respect, privacy and younger people gain practical support from consideration. At the same time, decent and each other. affordable accommodation is made available to those seeking a place to live, especially in areas Thousands of older people living in cities and where rents are high and mortgages beyond towns across the UK are struggling to stay in their their reach. own houses and flats. For many, their home may Potential homesharers are selected extremely now be too large for their needs, too expensive to carefully. There is a rigorous recruitment procedure run on their own, or it may simply be that involving http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Working with Older People Emerald Publishing

Homeshare a well kept secret

Working with Older People, Volume 8 (2): 3 – Jun 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1366-3666
DOI
10.1108/13663666200400024
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Abstract

Feature Emma Ward Community services PR account manager, Help the Aged older or disabled householder offers free or low-cost accommodation Homeshare – to a younger homesharer. In return, the homesharer provides an agreed number of weekly hours of help and support, such a well kept as cooking, gardening, shopping, and teaching computer skills, while also providing companionship and the security of knowing secret someone else is there at night. The overall aim is to Emma Ward reveals how the charity enable older people to stay independently in their Homeshare International helps older and own homes with due respect, privacy and younger people gain practical support from consideration. At the same time, decent and each other. affordable accommodation is made available to those seeking a place to live, especially in areas Thousands of older people living in cities and where rents are high and mortgages beyond towns across the UK are struggling to stay in their their reach. own houses and flats. For many, their home may Potential homesharers are selected extremely now be too large for their needs, too expensive to carefully. There is a rigorous recruitment procedure run on their own, or it may simply be that involving

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Working with Older PeopleEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2004

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