Call for more homeshare

More should be done to offer homeshare arrangements as an option when people leave hospital, says the Homeshare Association in a new report, which identifies dementia and poor mobility as the primary drivers for seeking these arrangements.  Homeshare matches older people who need some help to live independently in their own homes with younger people who, in exchange for accommodation, provide a low level of practical support such as shopping, cooking and gardening.  “Homeshare is certainly playing a greater role in supporting people to live independently in their own homes, and building greater connections across health and social care and local authorities will ultimately overcome some of the main challenges currently faced,” said Amanda Clarke from Share and Care Homeshare, a founding member of the Homeshare Association.