Age UK Oxfordshire explores possible Homeshare scheme for elderly and young students

Age UK Oxfordshire is surveying older people in the Oxford area to gather opinions about a homecare scheme which could see older people matched with younger students looking for accommodation.

The intergenerational scheme will identify older people who are willing to offer their spare room to a younger student in exchange for low levels of help around the home.

Homesharing has been described as beneficial to both parties. Older people can remain independent in their own homes with the help and companionship that a younger person can bring, and students can find accommodation near their university for little or no rent.

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