SPACE lands in Slough and partners with ategi Homeshare to make a real difference to those in need.

Working with ategi Homeshare, SPACE will provide a grant of £9,000 to support 15 Householders to take part in the ategi Homeshare scheme for one year.

Online PR News – 15-June-2016 – Slough, UK – SPACE is a new consortium of 40 local organisations wants to make a real difference to those people in the local community of Slough who need advice, care and support. ategi Homeshare works by matching the elderly living alone who need extra support, with young professionals who are also struggling with spiralling rents and are willing to help. ategi Homeshare is the perfect solution, solving both of these issues.Talking about their support of the Homeshare project; Joana Flaxman, SPACE Operations Manager said: “We take time to investigate the projects we offer financial support to in great depth and we are funding 15 Householders to be part of the Homeshare programme in the Slough area because it is an exciting new service for people who live alone and need an extra helping hand. The Homeshare programme reduces loneliness and isolation allowing people to remain in their home.\"One Homesharer talking about the scheme said: “Homeshare has changed my life in many ways. I Homeshare with a very independent and intelligent 95 years old lady called Rita, she loves her home and her family and little by little I became part of her life. I love her views about life and her stories; she is brilliant and has a very young spirit! I would encourage anyone with an elderly relative who needs a little support and that the family needs peace of mind to know someone is there to help when needed to investigate the possibility of Homeshare. You can make a difference in someone’s life but also make a great improvement to your own”There is no exchange of money between Householder and Homesharer, but both parties pay a monthly fee to the charity to make the service sustainable and in order to carry our safeguarding and monitoring activities. This fee will be covered by the SPACE grant for the first year of the new Homeshare. Tim Southern, CEO of ategi Homeshare added “We are delighted for the support we are receiving from SPACE. Homeshare schemes are a new model moves away from more traditional and institutional models of care to a more holistic and well-being approach will promote independent living and ensure those living for longer make the most of those extra years. This can only be a good thing for both the sharers and it takes the pressure of mainstream care services.”If you know anyone who needs a little extra support at home and think they could benefit from finding out more, please contact us on 01494 568888 or 07795 358 352. You can follow us on Twitter @ategiHomesharePress contactFor comments, interview or images please contact or call 07870 808166.About ategi HomeshareHomeshare is a service that matches someone who needs an extra support at home to live independently in their own home (a Householder) with someone who has a housing need (a Homesharer) and can provide support and companionship in return for a room within the Householder’s home.The Homesharer will help out around the house for 10 hours a week with activities such as cleaning, cooking meals, shopping trips, providing company etc. A Homesharer will not provide personal care, but the Householder can still source this independently if required.There is no exchange of money between Householder and Homesharer, but both parties pay a monthly fee to the charity to make the service sustainable and in order to carry our safeguarding and monitoring activities. The Householder and Homesharer will share the household bills, and each party will buy their own food.About SPACE (Slough Prevention Alliance Community Engagement (SPACE))The SPACE Consortia is the partnership of charities and community groups in Slough where:• A fully integrated partnership service will support vulnerable residents in Slough; • A lead consortium of 4 organisations Slough CVS, Royal Voluntary Service, Slough Crossroads and Slough Community Transport & Shop mobility, will manage the partnership; • Over 40 Associates organisations will deliver the partnership model. “It has been an amazing process to pull together over 40 local organisations into a combined plan that will make such a difference to people in the local community who need advice, care and support. We are combining the best and most appropriate services and we look forward to helping Slough residents cope with the problems of daily living and having an immediate and positive impact on the lives of those using the service” Ramesh Kukar, SPACE Partner