UNITING COMMUNITIES – helping you to find your PERFECT MATCH
Introducing HOMESHARE, an innovative intergenerational program which brings people together in shared living arrangements so that they can help one another.
HOMESHARE is a FREE Government funded program which offers people over 65 an opportunity to maintain their independence and stay at home longer, with the benefit of daily support.
In a nutshell, a younger person provides up to 10 hours of practical assistance (shopping, cooking, transport or gardening etc) to an older person in exchange for a rent free room. The presence of another adult overnight and the security this offers is one of the many benefits of the program.
Participants are carefully vetted by trained staff and ongoing support is provided for the duration of the arrangement. Younger applicants have the opportunity to live in a family environment and to make rewarding connections while older applicants offer and gain companionship.
If you would like to know more about this program please phone either Jessica or Sharyn at Uniting Communities on 8375 1420. (Brochures can be found on the table at the church entrance.)
Please click this link for more information about HOMESHARE.