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Alice Williams

Alice Williams and her colleague Deborah Fox jointly head up the Homeshare UK team within Shared Lives Plus.

Their mission is to grow and develop the Homeshare sector in the UK by supporting the incubation of new organisations across the UK and scaling up existing Homeshare providers.

Humanity, dignity and choice: the heart of Homeshare

Elderly lady Florence enjoys a cup of tea on the sofa with Homeshare companion Alexandra

Nan Maitland, an occupational therapist in south London, developed the first UK Homeshare programme back in the late eighties. This was in direct response to the needs of older people in the borough who needed a little extra support to carry on living independently in their own homes. Fast forward to 2019 and the homeshare model is thriving at home and abroad...