Leeds Homeshare matches someone who needs some help to live independently in their own home (Homeowner) with someone who has a housing need (Homesharer). In return for low cost accommodation the Homesharer provides 10 hours of support per week to the householder.
Support can include help with daily tasks such as cleaning, shopping, gardening and getting out and about.
Both the Homeowner and Homesharer pay a financial contribution to Leeds City Council to cover the cost of running the service.
View the video below to meet Homesharers Doreen and Anouck, interviewed by BBC Radio.