Sydney councils launch homeshare initative

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Two Sydney councils have helped launched an initiative that brings together ageing home owners and younger community members with the aim of reducing social isolation among seniors and delaying the move into residential care.Two Sydney councils have helped launched an initiative that brings together ageing home owners and younger community members, with the aim of reducing social isolation for seniors and delaying the move into residential care.

The HomeShare arrangement, delivered by home and community care provider Holdsworth Community and funded by council, is designed to allow older people to remain in their own homes while offering an affordable housing option to a younger person.

The initiative affords the owner security, social interaction, financial support and/or practical help, while the sharer has access to safe and affordable housing. It also means companionship for both.

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Source: Government News

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