Welcome to Homeshare UK

Homeshare in Scotland

Read about and follow our development work 

About Homeshare UK

We are the UK network for Homeshare organisations.

Homeshare brings together people with spare rooms with people who are happy to chat and lend a hand around the house in return for affordable, sociable accommodation.

Together, Householders and Homesharers share home life, time, skills and experience.

All of the organisations in our network carefully vet, match and oversee each unique Homeshare arrangement.

Use the map below to find your local provider in the UK and The Republic of Ireland and see if Homeshare could be right for you. 

Benefits of Homeshare:

  • helps you stay independently at home for longer
  • provides affordable accommodation at a time of record housing shortages and high rent
  • gives you and your loved ones peace of mind

Hear Florence and Alexandra talk about their experience of Homesharing.
For more detailed enquiries please see our FAQ section or get in touch with your local organisation .

New: Sharers Network

We have created bespoke content for any current Homesharers. It is completely FREE to join and includes advice and guidance on  getting the best from your Homeshare experience. There’s also a forum and opportunities to connect with other Homesharers around the country.

Sign Up Here

Homeshare in the North East and North West

There are currently no Homeshare programmes in the North East/North West, however, we are now in a position to develop services within the area. We create surveys for both older and younger people (and their families), as well as organisations to establish how best to work together and what local challenges that the Homeshare model can assist to overcome.

Help us shape the future of Homeshare in the North East and North West by filling in our surveys.



Homeshare on the BBC

“Working from Home has freed up 2-3 hours a day of commuting time that we want to use for good!”

BBC Morning Live recently aired this film featuring a Homeshare match and a soon to be Homeshare match from Two Generations Homeshare. The film highlights the loneliness and housing issues experienced by those participating and calls out to more people to consider Homeshare as an option. 

Find you local Homeshare provider here 

Looking for affordable, sociable accommodation?

Do you want to:

  • Give something back to your community
  • Live in comfortable, affordable housing
  • Make new friends
  • Share your skills...and learn new ones!

Do you have a spare room?

If you do, you can:

  • Give a younger person a great start in life
  • Maintain your independence
  • Make new friends
  • Gain peace of mind for yourself and your loved ones
  • Share your skills...and learn new ones!

Find your local Homeshare provider.

Every Homeshare provider is a little bit different. Our members deliver Homeshare programmes across the UK. Several of our members are able to offer a national service.  
Search by postcode, town or county to find your local organisation.
Contact them direct to find out specific costs and make an application!

Save the Date!

The 7th World Homeshare Congress will take place at Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland.

The opening reception will take place on Wednesday May 24th 2023 with congress sessions on Thursday May 25th and Friday 26th May 2023.

Visit https://worldhomesharecongress.org for more details.

It gets a bit boring living entirely on your own.  I wanted a bit more companionship around the home. Some assistance if something happened to me, if I got poorly, I thought it would be nice to have someone to help and it’s nice to know that I’ve got someone here.

Mike, Householder

Homeshare Gloucestershire

On a practical level Homeshare has given me a safe place to come home to while being able to save money. But this comes second to coming home from work every day knowing that I’ll get to laugh and gossip about my day over a coffee with Sheila.

Beth, Homesharer

Novus Homeshare

“Mum is able to get the company and support that she needs and that is hugely reassuring for me.  Knowing that Mum is in safe and secure at home now, I was recently able to go away and was really touched that Mum was able to send me a birthday video message, with help from her Sharer”. 

Daughter of Householder

Homeshare Oxford

Having Johanna around has made me feel secure, happy and that I can go on enjoying life, she sees things that need doing and gets on with them – and it’s so nice to have my spare room being used…During Covid we have lived happily, sharing what we can but also giving each other space to do what we want to do.

Iris, Householder

Share and Care Homeshare

Resources for Homeshare members

We provide a host of exclusive resources for our network members. To access them, login to the Members’ Area. If you’d like to join our network of Homeshare programmes or our Sharers Network get in touch via Contact@HomeshareUK.org .