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Find a Home

Are you looking for affordable accommodation? Can you offer a few hours of companionship each week to the older householder?

IS HOMECARE RIGHT FOR ME

Who benefits from a homeshare agreement?

  • A fulltime professional or fulltime student who not only wants to save money by not paying high rents, but also wants to make a difference in someone’s life

  • We are especially interested in hearing from those from a health sciences or community service background (medicine, nursing, social workers, OT’s, physio’s, paramedics, Gardai, fire fighter’s etc…)

  • A person who wants to live closer to their place of work or college

  • A person who wants to live in an area they may not normally afford or consider

WOULD THIS WORK FOR ME?

A Homeshare arrangement may not be for everyone. It is important that you consider the following questions.

  • Why do I want to share a home with someone?

  • Where do I want to live?

  • Am I willing to provide 10 hours per week of non-personal support to the Householder in exchange for accommodation?
  • Am I willing to adhere to the Homeshare Agreement that I was a part of.

  • Do I invite friends/family over to my place of residence to socialise? Am I willing to commit to socialising outside the home?

  • Do I need furnished or unfurnished accommodation?

  • What are my shortcomings that may present difficulties to anyone living with me?

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

We have minimum requirements that we do not deviate from. If you do not meet all of the following, unfortunately we will not be able to take your application further.

We will endeavour to contact all applicants even if you have not been successful. However, due to exceptionally busy periods, it may not always be possible.

  • Over 18 years

  • Be in fulltime employment or education (or both)

  • Excellent communication skills and spoken English

  • Must be willing to provide the following:

Provide minimum of 3 written references which will be verbally validated by us

Fill in a National Vetting Bureau’s Garda clearance check form for online vetting

Provide valid GNIB visa and proof of study, if applicable

Provide a medical certificate

Partake in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults training

PROCESS

Once you make contact with THE HomeShare, one of our dedicated team will be able to talk you through the process in more detail. But to give you some idea…

Step 1

If you fill in the online application form, one of our Homeshare Coordinators will carefully go through your application. You will receive a phone call to discuss it in more detail.

Step 2

If you ring our office, we will either send you out information via email or discuss over the phone, but usually both.

Step 3
If you are a Householder interested in taking part in a Homeshare Agreement, we will visit you in your home to discuss in more detail what accommodation you are able to provide a Homesharer and what level of support you would like to receive in return. We will also ask for 3 references which we will verbally confirm.

We believe in keeping the lines of communication open and like to work within a multi-disciplinary team which may include your family, GP, PHN (Public health nurse)

Step 4

If you are a Homesharer interested in entering a Homeshare Agreement, we will ring you to conduct a preliminary phone interview. If we deem you are a suitable candidate, we will invite you for a face to face interview. If you successfully pass this stage, we will ask you for certain documentation (medical clearance certificate, fill in a National Vetting Bureau’s clearance check form and 3 references which we will verbally confirm)

Step 5
Once both parties have gone through the vetting process, we will carefully match up a Householder with a Homesharer. This stage in the process is crucial. THE HomeShare will introduce you both and encourage you to spend some time together; go for a walk, have a coffee in a local coffee shop or even stay at home and have a cuppa and get to know eachother.

The time length of this stage can be as slow or fast paced as both parties feel comfortable with.

Step 6
Once both parties are happy to take the next step, the Homeshare Coordinator will sit down with the Householder, Homesharer and anyone else who would like to be apart of the Homeshare Agreement planning stage. In our experience, we find it beneficial for family members of the Householder to partake in this stage.
Step 7

Once the Homeshare agreement has been agreed, the Homesharer will move in.

Step 8

There will be a 14 day trial period. At the end of this period, either side to the agreement may discontinue if they wish. If both parties are happy to continue, the agreement commences for a time period of either 9 months or 12 months.

It is possible to continue past the 9 or 12 month agreed period and a renewed homeshare agreement will need to be signed for a further 9 or 12 months and the annual placement fee paid.

Step 9
THE HomeShare will keep in regular contact with both the Householder and the Homesharer to ensure the Homeshare Agreement is being adhered to and both parties are happy.

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