We want everyone who to live well and enjoy the experience of living in an ordinary home with people who choose each other.
We are the UK's leading network for Shared Lives carers, schemes and Homeshare schemes. Through them we promote shared living across the UK, tackle loneliness and offer independence, belonging and personal choice - things we take for granted until we need that bit of extra support.
Shared Livescarers have room in their hearts and homes to share them with someone who needs support and is consistently rated 96% good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission - the best of all social care.
Homesharebrings together someone who would like company or help around the house with someone looking for affordable accomodation.
We help our members get on with the job of living, through offering best practice, insurance and legal advice. We also support over 5,000 Shared Lives carers and 150 local Shared Lives schemes and Homeshare schemes who join our UK quality assurance framework.
Meet the housemates with the 68 year age gap - Homeshare
Florence is 95. She's partially sighted, an RAF veteran, and used to be a keen tennis player. She also has a 27-year-old housemate called Alexandra. Their film has been watched 25 million times.
Florence said, "I desperately needed company when my husband passed away". She was one of nine million adults in the UK who say they are often, or always, lonely.
By chance, she came across homesharing in the letters page of a newspaper. Homeshare aims to tackle loneliness by matching older people looking for companionship with a younger person in need of somewhere to live. Read more on BBC News