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What is Cambridge Homeshare?

Cambridge Homeshare is a service designed to enable householders to share their home with a person who is in need of low cost accommodation known as the sharer/companion for mutual benefits.

What areas do we cover?

We currently cover areas within Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk as well as Essex and Hertfordshire borders.

Why should you consider Cambridge Homeshare services?

Householder benefits:

Once you have a carefully matched sharer living with you, these will some of the significant benefits you can expect:

  • Reduced isolation

  • Improved well-being

  • Promotion of independence

  • Potential long term friendship

  • Stability

  • Peace of mind to your family living away

  • Overnight presence

  • Increased opportunities to go out with support and company from your sharer to your old time favorites such as concerts, the theatre, shopping or going to church

  • Sense of security and peace of mind knowing that your sharer is vetted

  • Learning new skills from your sharer

Sharer Benefits:

  • Affordable accommodation in Cambridge/surrounding area

  • Easy commute to work or university

  • Ability to save for a housing deposit

  • Learning new life skills

  • Safe, stable and comfortable environment

  • Potential long term friendship

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How does Homeshare work?

This video will help explain how Homeshare can work for you either as a householder or sharer

Watch this BBC video of Florence (95) and Alexandra (27)

There are also these articles about the Homeshare scheme and how it helps tackle the housing crisis for young professionals

Also read the article about John (89) and Poppy (24)

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