Homesharing for People with Learning Disabilities

homesharing for People with Learning Disabilities to Reduce Loneliness and Improve Independence

The pandemic is challenging for many, but the experience of loneliness, anxiety and helplessness have been uniquely difficult for people who are living alone.

Thankfully, an innovative solution is making waves right now, and it is homesharing. Two Generations are a pioneer in UK’s homesharing movement.

What is homesharing?

In a typical homeshare, a homesharing will move into the spare room of the house of a person in need (the householder), and offers friendship and practical support around the house.

There is no rent. Instead, the pair pays small monthly support fees to Two Generations, who is just a phone call away throughout the homesharing arrangement.

It is a win-win situation, the person in need receives companionship, feels more secure in their own home with an overnight presence and remains independent within the comfort of their own family home. The homesharer also enjoys an affordable home, companionship and a sense of belonging.

Watch BBC Morning Live’ interview with an existing Two Generations’ homesharing match - Two Generations Homeshare - BBC One Interview - She's Family! - 25 February 2021 - YouTube.

Two Generations have won awards for their homesharing work

Two Generations perform a thorough vetting process including legal checks and referencing and help match householders with the most compatible homesharers.

Two Generations also mediate and help the pair agree on the support needed. This ranges from befriending, helping out with household chores, to helping with technology so the householder can stay in touch with their family and friends online.

Contact Two Generations - now!

A friend, a housemate and a helping hand, human contact is essential for both mental and physical health .

Do you know anyone who has a spare room and can benefit from companionship and/or physical support? Or is anyone looking for affordable accommodation and is willing to offer some time to befriend and support a flatmate indeed?

Drop us an email today at to kickstart the conversation!