Homeshare is a brand new scheme being run by KHT. Together with Person Shaped Support, and with funding from the Big Lottery Fund, it is the first scheme of its kind in Knowsley.
Homeshare helps match up young people who need somewhere to live, with older people who need some support to continue living in their home. Homeshare enables two unrelated people to share a home for mutual benefit. The homesharer benefits from low cost accommodation, while the householder receives companionship and the opportunity to share their skills.
The younger person pledges to help around the house in return for a place to stay, rent-free. This can help the older person to stay in their home for longer and enables them to share their skills with the younger person.
Do I qualify?
You can be a householder if you:
- Live in Knowsley
- Are aged 55 or over
- Are looking for company and someone to help around the house.
You can either own or rent your home, all you need is a spare room.
You can be a home sharer if you:
- Are aged between 16-25 years old
- Looking for somewhere to live
- Are happy to share a home with an older person
Think Homeshare could be for you? Click to find out how to get involved.