Novus Homeshare

Homesharing

Novus works alongside Harrow Carers to help carers with responsibilities and potentially allow dependants to feel independent in their own home. This programme is suitable for anyone with a house and needs help with daily tasks or companionship to reduce isolation.

Homesharing in London

A match for us is more than finding someone who has a spare room, and then filling it. We put together an in depth profile for each client, taking note of as much information as we can to create a perfect match. Our aim is to create a unique match that will last, be beneficial for both parties and most importantly, make our clients happy.

Homeshare is an affordable service that matches people who have a spare room and require extra support around the house (Householders), with individuals looking for affordable accommodation and willing to provide help at home (Homesharers).

A Homeshare Agreement involves two people with different sets of needs, both of whom have something to offer.

Homesharers provide up to 40 hours of support each month, with tasks including cooking, DIY, doing the laundry, gardening, help with electronics, shopping and companionship.

Homeshare is an agreement between the Householder and the Homesharer and is facilitated by Novus Homeshare.

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We have a careful process to make sure you’re comfortable

We take care in selecting and maintaining our matches by always doing the following for every match:

Vetting System

A Homeshare coordinator will visit the householder’s property to perform a risk assessment to make sure the spare room available is suitable for the Homesharer. Enhanced DBS checks and reference checks are also performed on the Homesharer to ensure the utmost security.

Match Meeting 

Once a potential match has been established, the coordinator will arrange for a match meeting to take place. During this time the householder (and sometimes the householder’s family) and the Homesharer will have the opportunity to meet each other to decide if they would like to proceed with the match. If both parties are happy with the match and decide to share, the coordinator will help to draw up an agreement.

Monitoring

Both the Homesharer and Householder will be contacted every month via phone by co-coordinator to discuss their on-going match. There is a home visit every 3 months that a co-coordinator will personally attend.

Why not support us?

Every donation helps; whether it’s a one-off contribution like a legacy donation or a monthly direct debit. Your donations can help us create new services and provide better support for our carers. From complementary therapies to counselling and training for carers, your help can go a long way. Additionally, we have a number of ways you can fundraise by simply thinking of us when you go about your day-to-day lives!

How do I apply?

Click here to download the application pack for Householders and here for Homesharers.

1. Download & Complete Application 

Please provide as much information as you can about your life style and help or support you are looking for.

2. Send us the application

Email the application form to admin.novus@novus-homeshare.org.uk 

Alternatively, you can post it to:

Novus Homeshare, At Harrow Carers, 376-378 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA2 6DZ

3. Risk assessment 

A member of our team will schedule a suitable time to visit you in your home to get to know your needs and personality, whilst also performing a risk assessment, this is how we are able to find an ideal Homesharer for you. 

4. Evaluation and selection

We will evaluate different Homeshare candidates and introduce you to the best two candidates, taking into consideration background, location and lifestyle.

5. Final agreement

After choosing your Homesharer, we will draft the Homeshare agreements and guide you through the first stages of your Homeshare experience. We also liaise with family members, social services or carers.

“Harrow Carers have been providing us with all kinds of help and support, with our housing problems, language difficulties and the right support for our daughter who has some intensive and pressing needs.”

– Shivakuru

“Harrow Carers have been providing us with all kinds of help and support, with our housing problems, language difficulties and the right support for our daughter who has some intensive and pressing needs.”

– Shivakuru

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