Homeshare service supported by Age UK Reading

Last updated: 03/07/2023

Help and Companionship.

Homeshare brings together householders who have spare rooms with those who are happy to chat and lend a hand around the house in return for affordable, sociable accommodation.

Together, Householders and Homesharers share home life, time, skills and experience.

Benefits to the older person:

  • A live-in friend and companion to support them as they stay in their home for longer.
  • 10 hours per week of household help or companionship.
  • Security of not being or feeling alone.
  • Sense of supporting a younger person setting out in life.

Benefits to the sharer

  • A friendly, experienced, person to live with and chat to for what may be their first time, away from home.
  • A more pleasant and comfortable standard of housing than many HMOs.
  • Affordable rent.

The role of Age UK Reading

The role of Age UK Reading is to broker, match and support the Homeshare. We interview and vet both parties and risk assess the home prior to making a match. We also stay in touch on a regular basis to support the relationship as it develops. We can act as a third party and mediator for either sharer to come to for help and advice. We can help manage any issues that may arise and be there to support both parties in this eventuality.

What are the costs? 

There will be a fee for both parties who engage in this service.


Visit the website and view the helpful video.

If you are interested in applying to join Age UK Reading’s Homeshare service, either as a Householder or a Sharer, you can express interest by calling 0118 9502480 or email us at

Who to contact

0118 950 2480
Age UK Reading - Homeshare service

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