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Public and Community Engagement



Public and Community Engagement

  • Public and Community consultation and empowerment
  • Health Trainers and Community Champions
  • Engaging 'hard to reach' populations
  • Volunteering and Health

Research in Focus: Homeshare Research Project

In 2014 Leeds Beckett University were commissioned by Leeds City Council’s Ideas that Change Lives scheme to research the opportunity for a Homeshare scheme. The research project, conducted in Leeds, was set up to investigate and produce a feasibility report that would identify the demand and viability for Homeshare in Leeds.

Homeshare is a scheme in which older people – ‘Homeowners’ - provide an affordable home to young professionals or possibly students – ‘Homesharers’ - in exchange for help or support with everyday tasks (e.g. shopping and cleaning), and companionship.  This pairing is intended to be mutually beneficial, whereby older people are provided with help and support to live independently and young people are offered a much needed home. There are similar schemes in London, but nothing like this is currently in place in Leeds.  For more information access the feasibility report here.

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