Homeshare – Bayswater, London W2

A great opportunity to live affordably in the heart of central London in return for providing some practical support and companionship to an older lady.

Available from: November 2021

Homeshare Location:

A couple of minutes’ walk to Royal Oak tube (Circle/Hammersmith), Bayswater tube (District Line) and 10 minutes’ walk to the shops and cafés in Notting Hill.

Accommodation on Offer: 

Large bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, desk and chair and separate bathroom, and shared use of living room, kitchen and garden. The home has good Wi-Fi.

What the Opportunity Involves:

In return for the low-cost accommodation (£199 pm), we are looking to match our older homeowner with a well-suited Sharer who can provide around 10 hours of practical support around the home and some companionship each week.

Our homeowner, who is in her early 80s, was widowed a few years ago and lives alone but has close family nearby. She is very bright and engaging, a former English teacher who loves reading, and her home is full of novels.

She’s always been very sociable and independent, and she has lots of friends who stay in touch on the phone, however in the last couple of years she has been going out less, and being visually impaired, she has lost the confidence to do so.

She tends to spend her days chatting on the phone and watching television, and she cooks herself simple meals.

The ideal Sharer for this Homeshare opportunity will be be someone who is happy to provide some companionship, share some time with the homeowner, have some chats and encourage her to do a bit more, help a bit around the house, maybe go for a walk or to the pub together occasionally.

Preparing a couple of evening meals for her each week would be helpful and generally helping with tasks around the home which she finds difficult.

This opportunity would suit somebody who is working or studying sometimes from home and who is warm, sociable, open-minded and caring.

Cost: £199 per month

This is a monthly facilitation fee for our matching and ongoing monitoring service. You do not pay the rent to the homeowner. Bills are included however you may need to contribute towards council tax £50 per month. (Full-time students are exempt from council tax.)

Call us now:  020 3137 6421