A householder is a Homeowner with a room to spare. It can be a family or an individual. The homesharer does not pay rent but if requested may contribute to household bills in exchange for support and services from the Homesharer. The Homesharer you are lending your spare room to is not a professional care giver, but he or she usually possesses the necessary skills to fulfill your requirements. Some tasks homesharers may assist with include light cleaning, cooking, companionship, staying overnight to provide a sense of security, taking care of pets or even technical support. An agreement on the type of support needed is discussed and agreed on before the homesharer moves in.
The person you choose to live with is most probably a student or young professional who will have day-time commitments at work or university, but they will set aside time to attend to your requirements. Only matching Homesharers are paired with you, according to your profile and that of the person seeking a room. All homesharers are DBS checked before they are placed with the householder.
It is important to note that Homesharers are not carers and must not provide assistance with washing and dressing, medication giving, moving and handling a person, toileting or handling of any bodily fluids. It is recommended that these services are provided by a professional career.