Read our case studies below

or hear more from our householders and homesharers in our BBC interview

Homeshare in Brighton: The family of an older lady in Brighton contacted Two Generations as she needed an overnight presence and companionship so she could stay in her own home independently.

Here’s what the family and the householder feel about Two Generations’ service and the homesharing arrangement:

Two Generations have been nothing short of brilliant in terms of providing us with a wonderful homesharer.

The whole process felt very safe with all the checks that were done and our main contact point at Two Generations has been fantastic all around, from careful research to answering all of our questions and making sure we had the best possible fit.

We have found it to be a great experience and having got to know the homesharer during the process, she already feels like a new member of the family!”

A few weeks after the homesharing started, we checked in with the 99-year-old householder on her experience, this is what she told us:

This has been such a success, far more than I ever expected. I felt incredibly supported by Two Generations throughout the whole process, they were incredibly careful to make sure the right match was found and people fitted together. The process was very organised and checks were happening all the time, I felt very safe the entire time.

My homesharer is wonderful and she is like another member of the family. Having her has been amazing, this has allowed me to sleep so much better because someone is here tonight, it’s a great sense of security.

This has also allowed me to stay in my home which has made me so incredibly happy.

I would absolutely recommend Two Generations and have already been telling my friends all about it so they can benefit too.

Hanife & Hibo:

Hanife from London was living alone, with an ongoing condition heightened by the stress and loneliness of the pandemic. We matched her with Hibo, who is a trained nurse and is familiar with Hanife's condition.

Here’s what Hanife thinks about the homesharing experience:

Two Generations listened and took all my concerns and wishes into consideration and found me a perfect match.

I am very lucky to have found somebody within the lockdown period. Hibo, my homesharer, is very supportive and has become a good companion for me. I feel more secure knowing that someone else is in the house. She’s not a homesharer anymore but part of my family. We go shopping, cook and go for walks. Thanks to everyone.

The homesharer, Hibo, has also provided touching words to Hanife:

Homeshare has allowed Hanife and I to work together to thrive individually and to succeed at individual objectives.

We have become a family, my family included who have been welcomed in the same beautiful manner that I was.

I want to express my deepest gratitude to Two Generations for facilitating a brilliant and equal partnership between Hanife and me. Two Generations demonstrate high professionalism, not only for making an equilibrial match but also for managing expectations/concerns beforehand and in real-time. Your genuine care has made a huge difference.

Maurice and Christy:

94-year-old Maurice lived alone in London. His family lives outside of London and during the pandemic, it became difficult for him to meet and talk to people. He also had to stop playing golf at his local golf club.

Maurice contacted Two Generations for more companionship, especially during the day. We successfully matched him with Christy, who works from home and is able to give Maurice a little more support.

Here’s what Maurice thinks about Two Generations:

I have found Two Generations to be very good and they match people very well. They are very efficient, they keep in touch with me and I'm very happy with their service.

Here’s what Christy thinks about homesharing so far:

The process was easy regarding the paperwork and settling in.

For other people considering this programme, it is a great opportunity to enjoy a lower cost of accommodation in London (or other areas) and support an older person in their daily lives with simple routine activities.

Feedback from Social Prescribers

We work closely with social prescribers, befriending charities, bereavement support groups and other organisations to meet householders who are in need of help.

Social Prescribing and Loneliness Charity Together Co, has referred a number of householders to us. The CEO, Jo Crease, said:

"I'm really excited that we are working with Two Generations to bring homeshares to Brighton & Hove. The marrying of the technology behind Two Generations' approach, our shared commitment to creating person-centred solutions to loneliness, and our long experience of supporting friendships on the ground, offers us a unique chance to make a huge difference together. The highly effective technology that Two Generations have developed will be the key in taking Homeshares from a great idea in theory to something that many, many more people can take up."

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Hannah, a social prescriber from Brighton, introduced us to an older person that needed support:

Communication with Two Generations was great, all of my questions were answered well and I felt confident relaying the information to the family I was supporting. I did have a brief conversation with the son of the potential householder at the initial stages of the process and they said they were very happy with the service that you offer; they found it professional but approachable. I would be more than happy to refer individuals to your service."

Have you worked with someone who can benefit from our services? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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