Older Adult Home Share & Support (OAHS)

Older Adults sharing a home with weekly support in whatever they need

What does it do?

Older Adult Home Share & Support (OAHS) is a simple way of helping people to help each other- keeping your independence whilst finding 24 hour companionship and saving money.

It’s where two or more older people, who like doing the same things, share a home together with weekly support in whatever they need. 

Every Home Share is unique and designed personally around you. We provide:

  • All the information and support to share a home and living arrangements
  • If you don’t have a friend in mind, we’ll introduce and match you with care to a like-minded older adult with the same interests and lifestyle as yourself. Obtaining DBS checks and full information to ensure a long and happy friendship. 
  • On-going weekly support with your own local OAHS Home Supporter who’ll:

- Always be at the end of the phone

- Visit weekly visit to chat through anything you want to talk about

- Arrange any fun outings and activities you’d like to do from days out and theatre trips to hobbies and clubs.

- Organise any care or maintenance services that are needed. 

Who it is for?

The scheme is for you if:

  • you’d like the weekly support of one person you know well to arrange fun things to do in line with your interests and any other help you need.
  • you’d love the companionship of living with an older person like yourself that you could do things with, both inside and outside the home.
  • you’d prefer a home of your own with shared living costs so that there’s money available to improve your quality of life.

Where it is available?

Regional service (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire).

What it costs:

The scheme enables older adults to save money on living costs and home help by sharing together and enjoying a better quality of life. 

The UK cost for shared living is significantly less than either independent living or moving to sheltered or residential care with an average saving of £58 to £244 per week*.

OAHS SERVICE: 

Ongoing Weekly Support – from your own Home Supporter who’ll visit weekly and be at the end of the phone to arrange any help you need and activities you’d like to do. Ranging from £29 to £58 per week depending on the numbers sharing.

Home Share Set-Up – all information and support from your initial enquiry and matching sharers together to establishing a home and living arrangements. One-off fee from £295 to £585 depending on the type of home share you choose.

*Based on UK average living costs and an example 12 hrs home help & personal care per week for comparison. UK Average Sources are: Keyretirement.com analysis of ONS Family Spending

How to access or apply for it:

Please call 0203 0062859, email hello@cloud9gb.co.uk or see our website www.cloud9gb.co.uk

What to expect then:

Full details from the website pdf or over the phone followed by an informal meeting with yourself (and family or friends) to explain the scheme in detail and chat through all the options and the living arrangements that you’re looking for.

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Info last updated:

05/04/2019
Provider
The Wheelwright, Bishops Frome, Worcester, Herefordshire, WR6 5BA