How Homeshare Works
The Householder: provides a bedroom, and ideally a bathroom, in their house for the Homesharer during the arrangement.
The Homesharer: in return, the Homesharer spends 10 hours of their time each week with the Householder and stays in the house overnight. The Homesharer is free to work or study where they wish during the week and is able to arrange time off according to the agreement.
How it works?
The agreement between both owner and sharer is versatile and flexible.
The Homesharer’s time can be taken up with a variety of practical tasks from shopping, cooking, light cleaning and gardening, to visits to the doctor or trips to the theatre. The level of companionship is up to the individual; a chat first thing in the morning, watching a favourite television programme in the evening or just having someone in the house overnight to give the Householder (and their family) a sense of security and peace of mind.
Once we have sensitively matched Householder and Homesharer we keep in touch with monthly phone calls to make sure that all continues to be satisfactory.
Homeshare is not a substitute for professional care
Homesharers are NOT permitted to provide personal care (bathing, administering medication, assistance with dressing, feeding and lifting). These services are provided by Draycott Nursing & Care as required and outlined on the website under Nursing & Care at Home.