“It’s been life-changing having my homesharer living here... It really has made a positive change in my life having someone so kind and friendly around and knowing I am not alone.” Deborah Fox, Head of Homeshare UK, shares this and other testimonies about a truly beneficial model of care.
Deborah Fox is Head of Homeshare UK 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 .
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...