Elderhomeshare has been set up in Dublin, Ireland by Saoirse Sheridan, who, having been given notice to move out of her long term rented accommodation was wondering how she would be able to manage paying Dublin rents. Having gone back to study business as a mature student and started a job bridge internship she had to come up with a solution. As someone who likes living in a quite tidy home and enjoys the company of older people, she came up with the idea of Elderhomeshare. She worked with a network of skilled professionals to make her idea come to life and is delighted to be hitting the street with this service.
Elder Home Share is committed to providing a safe and friendly service throughout Ireland, that is ethical and well considered. Elder Home Share is Dublin's first home share scheme and has been successfully matching up elderly home owners with compatible home share companions since January 2016. We are working hard to bring Elder Home Share to Belfast in 2021 - watch this space.
Elder Home Share placed it's 50th Home Share Companion November 2018 and is also a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland 2018 Awardee
Saoirse Sheridan, who came up with the idea for Elder Home Share when she was given notice to move out of her rented accommodation in 2015, home shared with David for two years and celebrated his 98th birthday with him on the 18th of January 2018.
If you have an elderly parent living alone who would like some companionship and support at home please fill out the online application or message me to find out more. If you are looking to be a home share companion please fill out the online application on the home page and you will receive email notification when opportunities to home share become available.
The benefits of having a home share companion in the house include security at night someone to raise the alarm in case of an emergency. Company and help out the house with light tasks such as hoovering, putting out he bins and picking up a few message's from the shops. Benefits for the companion include reduced financial stress an affordable place to live in exchange for an agreed amount of help each week and a dear new friend in your life.
For family's with an elderly loved one living alone the peace of mind stands out as the number one benefit along with knowing their is someone about for company and support. The cost saving reality of a home share solution to live in care is a significant factor too. If you want to learn more contact us today!