Homeshare-financial support program

Householder: Provides free accommodation and, if help received exceeds of 12 hours per week, some *financial support to the homesharer for all hours exceeding of 12 hours help per week. In exchange, Householder will receive at least 12 hours of help per week. If for any reason, Householder needs help for more than 12 hours per week, a *financial support arrangement must be agreed between Householder and Homesharer.

*Financial Support: As each agreement is different we recommend that Householder must consider individually how much they are going to pay to the homesharer for his help exceeding 12 hours per week.

In general terms, from, we recommend that a fair financial support must meet at least the minimum wage per hour agreed in the country where householder resides.

Anyway, this is only a reference table for householders, as financial support will depend on value that householder gives to homesharer help and potential savings that householder have from receiving this help instead of hiring a Home Care Company.

Homesharer: Provides at least 12 hours help per week to the householder. In exchange, Homesharer will be able to use a spare room in owner’s house or householder for free rent and, in case of help hours exceed 12 hours per week, a financial support paid by Householder.

Householder must think in advance what kind of help is going to need and how this help will be spread in time along the week. These duties must be agreed before Homesharer moves into owner’s house.

It is recommended that before moving in, Householder and Homesharer sign up the “Homesharing Voluntary Agreement Model” in order to specify clearly their competences.

Homesharer programs support older people and others to live independently, whilst helping younger people and others to access accommodation as they study or build a career.

Householders are people who have a home that they are willing to share but are in need of some help and support.

Householders must have a home or property that they own or rent and which is suitable to accommodate another person. Both parties must be willing and able to commit to the arrangement for an agreed length of time, although this commitment is not binding.

Homesharers are people who need accommodation and who are willing to give some help.

Prudent matching of both groups gives the Householder the help and security they require and the Homesharer the home they seek, both at reasonable cost.


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