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Homesharing - A Solution to the Social Care and Housing Crisis?

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The UK's ageing population has reached twelve million and one in seven older people are not receiving the care that they require. At the same time, the UK has a lack of viable housing options for younger people. Homesharing has been proposed as a solution to these two issues. Homesharing involves an older person renting out a spare bedroom at a reduced rate, in exchange for household chores and informal care. But what are the experiences of homesharers? How does living with a homesharer change normative living patterns? And does homeshare solve the aforementioned societal issues? Why is it important: This talk is useful for those undertaking sociology A level because it covers socio-demographic trends, changing patterns of social life, family relationships, household structures and social policy. This talk is also useful for anyone interested in the ageing population and human geography.

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Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13, ages 16-18 years, A Level study or equivalent)

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Citizenship

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