Cloud Nine | Older Adult Home Share & Support

Cloud Nine Home Share & Support (OAHS) is a new type of housing option and care service aimed to combat loneliness through a person centred, practical and sustainable approach.

 The homeshare scheme is where two or more older adults (normally 2 to 5 but could be more), share a home together with weekly support from OAHS in whatever they need. It enables older people to maintain independence whilst finding round the clock companionship and saving money through shared living costs.

It is being introduced within Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire with the aim of extending throughout the UK.

This is a simple concept with obvious benefits for older people and the wider economy and society. We are providing the information and support to make this happen.

Personal Benefits of Cloud Nine Home Share and Support

  • 24 hour companionship - sharers don’t need to do everything together but there’s always someone there.

  • Provision to continue to live in a home of your own.

  • Saving money through shared living costs (which are significantly less than living on your own or in residential accommodation.)

  • Weekly support from OAHS:

    • a local person to arrange in-home help or activities

    • the security of having someone who visits and can be contacted at any time

Cloud Nine Home Share is designed to:

  • Reduce loneliness amongst older people with a measurable improvement in health and longevity.

  • Ease social care budgets by supporting independent living and delaying the need to move to high cost residential care.

  • Release capacity in local housing stock by facilitating house share opportunities for those living alone. 

  • Meet the needs of the next generation of older people with increased expectations for a self-managed approach to housing provision with greater integration within community.

How Older Adult Home Share and Support works

We support and arrange the whole process by facilitating:

  1. The type of home share wanted eg renting, buying or one person moving in with the other.

  2. Arranging a home agreement that reflects the older persons ideal lifestyle. All considerations, both formal and informal, have been fully researched so that we can guide and support the process and ensure the living arrangement meets needs and expectations.

  3. The Home Share scheme provides weekly support during set up and is ongoing, with our Helping Friend service. This involves the same local person who has helped arrange the home share to:

  • organise any help at home

  • find and arrange activities they’d like to do

  • be there at the end of the phone

  • visit weekly for anything they want to talk through.

The Helping Friend service can begin whilst the home share is being organised which gives

  • an immediate practical benefit to the individual 

  • experience of what the weekly support would be like

  • an opportunity for facilitated meetings between potential sharers

  • reassurance and ensures everything is at the right pace

Please get in touch if you’d like any information at all.

Email Cloud 9 Home Share & Support at

Phone Cloud 9 Home Share on 02030 062859