Leeds Homeshare: practical help and company at home
Leeds City Council’s Homeshare scheme may be an option for people with a spare room, who would like practical help and company at home.
Leeds Homeshare has been working in partnership with Care and Repair since 2017 when it first launched, with former CEO Ruth Cornelison providing valuable insights and support to the scheme, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, St Anne’s and Leeds City Council. Leeds Homeshare continues to promote Care and Repair’s services with its participants and has been delighted that the new CEO Helen Beioley has been able to join their partnership board.
If you are looking for help with household tasks, you can be matched with a kind and helpful home-sharer who moves in to provide support – around 10 hours each week. Help might be with cleaning, cooking and shared meals, outings and company (but not personal care). A contribution towards bills is also paid by the sharer.
By providing a pleasant room for the sharer you can enjoy sociable company and help at home, plus overnight presence for peace of mind. Leeds Homeshare interviews applicants to ensure they are compatible and suitable home-sharers and carries out background and reference checks before proceeding. Ongoing contact from the coordinator is provided throughout a Homeshare match.
For enquiries please contact: email@example.com or call Emma Harris, scheme coordinator, on 0113 3785410.
A recent participant said “It has been great that we can get on with each other, and I’m really glad to have a sharer who checks I’m okay, without being in each other’s pockets”.