Would anybody be interested in a "Share & Care" arrangement in BOA?
Hello to everyone in Bradford on Avon.
We all know that house prices in our town are now & have been for a while, out of the reach of first time buyers or low paid key workers.
And renting is very expensive in BOA & across the whole country.
Are there ways to help this situation?
Ideally i’d like to see house prices fall to a realistic level, however with so much vested interest in keeping prices high it seems unlikely.
With no government or local affrodable housing. And unless you want to claim or are eligible for housing benefit there are no options in Bradford on Avon (As far as i can see)
For example Kingston Mills runs a government backed scheme, however its still not affordable, same market prices, just more accessible debt.
We have reached a stage where we have a generational split, perhaps there are opportunities that can help us all in our communities by sharing?
Yesterday, there was an interesting article on Radio 4 discussing a scheme that has been running in the US & parts of Europe.
Essentially it matches elderly people who live alone, with a live-in companion who can provide practical help and support.
In return, it gives responsible people working or studying, the opportunity to find an affordable home to live in.
By Sharing with an older Homeowner, they can also find friendship as well as having a safe home in which to live.
So, with this in mind i have been looking for such groups / organistaions in the local area.
I cannot find any such group.
Questions to Bradford on Avon:
– Would anybody be interested in doing this?
– Is this a good idea?
Please leave as many comments, as i think there is a genuine need & this could really help our community.
If you are interested in having a responsible person share your home which benefits both of parties. Please contact me Richard on: 01225869140 and we can discuss.