Attitudes to Homeshare in Scotland

Homeshare UK is conducting research to better understand peoples attitudes to Homeshare in Scotland.

Homeshare is an intergenerational Housing option in which older people – (Householders)  provide an affordable home to others (Homesharers).  They do this in exchange for support with everyday tasks such as shopping, cooking and cleaning along with companionship.

The benefit for the potential Homesharer is that they can save on accommodation costs by paying a nominal or lower than market rent.

The older person maintains their independence with some support and benefits from the company of another person. There are similar schemes in England and further afield but nothing like this is currently in place in Scotland. 

Anyone can use Homeshare, we have older people, undergraduates, postgraduates, professionals and key public sector workers, all benefitting from affordable accommodation and companionship.

This survey will contribute to the research project: it is anonymous and should take only a few minutes of your time. Thank you for helping us.

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* 1. Please state the city/town that you live in:

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* 2. How would you describe your current occupation?

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* 3. What are your current living arrangements?

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* 4. If you were to consider Homeshare, what would be important to you about its location?

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* 5. How would you feel about committing 10-15 hours per week to support around the house or offer companionship to the Householder in exchange for low-cost accommodation?

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* 6. From what you understand about Homeshare, what sort of practical support do you think you could offer to a potential Householder?

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* 7. What benefits do you feel you would gain from Homeshareing?

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* 8. What potential problems do you think there might be when sharing a home with an older person?

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* 9. What would you expect from the organisation running the Homeshare scheme?

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* 10. How much would you be willing to pay monthly (instead of rent) to live in a Homeshare (bearing in mind that you would also be responsible for paying a proportion of the utility bills)?

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* 13. Any additional feedback?

Thank you for your time, you can find out more about Homeshare UK by contacting Tina@sharedlivesplus.org.uk or at https://homeshareuk.org/   

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