Meet the Founders
Helpful Housemates is a new service provided by Unity Living. The founders of Unity Living and Helpful Housemates are also behind the successful Community Interest Company Share and Care Homeshare, the largest and most experienced Homeshare provider in the UK since 2006. Helpful Housemates has been developed for those Hosts who don’t require as much help and support as a Share and Care Homeshare arrangement offers, but who would still value the reassurance of a carefully matched and vetted lodger who will pay them some rent and offer up to 5 hours of low-level support and friendship each week.
Amanda and Caroline are passionate about people supporting people in their own homes and hope that they and their experienced team will be able to support even more people through their Helpful Housemates brand.
Director of Share and Care Homeshare and co-founder of Unity Living with over 10 years of homeshare experience, she sat on the board of Shared Lives Plus for 3 years. Amanda is currently contributing to UK government policy advisors on how “innovative” models of care, can be more widely adopted within Local Authorities. Prior to this, she owned an Egyptian property company for 6 years. Amanda has Safeguarding and Mental Health training.
Founding Director of Share and Care Homeshare and Unity Living with over 16 years’ Homeshare experience, Caroline previously owned a specialist nanny agency for 6 years. She has undertaken training in the Mental Capacity Act and is also a Dementia Friends Ambassador, supporting both Sharers and families who are affected by Dementia, as well as delivering Dementia Information sessions to the wider community.
Unity Living Limited sub-brand Helpful Housemates | Registered in England & Wales. Company No: 11876899 | Registered Address: 265-269 Kingston Rd, London SW19 3NW | Member of Property Redress Scheme No: PRS017959