Lightshare Homeshare Services

Homeshare Services UK

What does it do?

Lightshare is a Homeshare provider that specialises  in matching Householders who need support at home with live in Homesharers. Householders are usually older individuals, older couples or adults with a disability who would benefit from some practical help.
Homesharers are carefully selected and vetted individuals who are willing to provide support for Householders (10 hours each week) in return for low cost accommodation. Our Homesharers are caring and helpful individuals and are usually young professionals or students. 
The type of support you can receive is dependent on you and what you would like the Homesharer to help with. Typical tasks Homesharers help with include shopping, cooking, cleaning, technical support, help with pets, help with appointments and companionship. 
Homesharing is a great way to increase social interaction and offers peace of mind knowing that someone is present overnight. Homesharing can also offer relief to carers.
Our Homeshare Co-ordinators will visit once a month and can feedback to family members if required.

Who it is for?

Older individuals, older couples, adults with disabilities, carers who need relief

Where it is available?

Regional service (Dumfries & Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Flintshire, Glasgow, Gwynedd, Highland, Inverclyde, Merthyr Tydfil, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Eilean Siar / Western Isles, Wrexham, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Anglesey, Angus, Argyll & Bute, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Clackmannanshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Midlothian, Monmouthshire, Moray, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Antrim, Orkney Islands, Pembrokeshire, Perth & Kinross, Powys, Renfrewshire, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Scottish Borders, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, Armagh, Belfast, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Channel Islands, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire).

What it costs:

This is a free service to Householders. 

How to access or apply for it:

To apply please call 0330 111 4292 or email


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