Since 2009, we have partnered with local hosts to organise biennial World Homeshare Congresses bringing homeshare practitioners, policy makers and researchers together to share ideas, learn from each other and establish linksThese meetings are particularly helpful for new programmes – and have even inspired people to set up a programme where none existed before.

The 7th World Homeshare Congress will be hosted by Associazione A.M.A.- project VIVO.CON in Trento, Italy on the weekend of September 5 – 7, 2024.   Visit the Congress website for details and to register! We look forward to seeing you there!

Homeshare is a simple but brilliant idea. It is the exchange of services – housing for help in the home. Homesharing enables two unrelated people to share a home and their lives for their mutual benefit. Companionship and mutual support are at the heart of homesharing – not financial gain.


Supported by a homeshare programme coordinator, a householder provides free or low-cost accommodation in their home in exchange for an agreed level of support.


Anyone can arrange a live-in companion for themselves, but our focus is on professionally-run homeshare programmes which skillfully ‘match’ the two people involved.

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