Meet the Founders

Share and Care Homeshare, Support Match Homeshare services and THE Homeshare Ireland came together in 2022 to form the Homeshare Association. The founders are all experienced providers of homeshare and are dedicated to collectively educating government and Social Care professionals to the potential of homeshare to support people with a variety of needs. Meet the Homeshare Association founders.

Caroline Cooke from Share and Care Homeshare
Caroline Cooke established Share and Care Homeshare in 2006. She has training in the Mental Capacity Act and is 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.
Amanda Clarke from Share and Care Homeshare
Amanda Clarke joined Share and Care in 2012. She has Safeguarding and Mental Health training. She is currently contributing to UK government policy advisors on how “innovative” models of care, including homeshare, can be more widely adopted within Local Authorities.
Zaira De Novellis from Supportmatch Homeshare services
Zaira De Novellis, Co-founder of Supportmatch Homeshare Services. Zaira has been involved in providing homeshare for over 10 years. She has a wealth of experience both professionally, and also personally.
Sibel Whitehead from Supportmatch Homeshare
Sibel Whitehead, Co-founder of Supportmatch Homeshare Services. She is a qualified nurse, and has passionately worked over the past 20 years in health and social care. Sibel is also on the Board of Trustees of Homeshare International.
Lucie Cunningham from THE Homeshare Ireland
Lucie Cunningham founded THE Homeshare (Together Helping Each Other). She has a background in nursing and has spent her career helping others. She sits on the Board of ISEN(Irish Social Enterprise Network)
Niamh Sweetman from THE Homeshare Ireland
Niamh Sweetman joined THE HomeShare in October 2020 after managing a Homecare Agency within the Private Homecare sector. She has completed courses in Safeguarding, Vulnerable Children and Adults, and Dementia awareness.
  • *The Homeshare Association is an unincorporated association set up through agreement between a group of people who come together for a reason other than to make a profit.