Our Principle Standards

Our Principal Standards in Homeshare are a mark of excellence, a way of ensuring that any organisations which are a part of the Homeshare Association meet the highest levels of professionalism and experience and have a quality assurance framework in place. The Homeshare Association is made up of independent businesses which have agreed to uphold these standards and allow inter-organisation audits to ensure these standards are continually met. All providers have a national Homeshare offer and therefore can help people across the UK and/or the Republic of Ireland.

By using the services of a Homeshare Association organisation, customers and health care professionals can be assured they are working with an established provider with many years of proven experience running Homeshare arrangements. This experience ensures that they can feel reassured in the knowledge that their provider can give first class advice and support.

Homeshare Association organisations are at the forefront of leading industry standards and will continue to influence the sector with their strong voice and clear Principle Standards.

What are the Principal Standards?

  • Able to demonstrate at least 5 years working in the sector, with an experienced team of colleagues in each organisation.
  • Self-governance and audits within the Homeshare Association, ensuring highest standards are upheld by all organisations.
  • That Practice, Policy and Process are to the highest standards, and any industry learning is shared between Homeshare Association organisations in a transparent manner.
  • That robust Safeguarding is in place and that policies have been tried and tested to demonstrate effectiveness.
  • Able to demonstrate that the organisation is a national provider and is able to support a large-scale operation and to scale-up when necessary.

Collectively, the Homeshare Association organisations have over 30 years of experience in delivering Homeshare. Whilst most Homeshare arrangements are settled and well-matched, occasionally there can be disagreements or issues. The Homeshare Association organisations have internal procedures in place to deal with complaints or concerns; however, sometimes it might be necessary to have another Homeshare Association organisations involvement to ensure a transparent and fair outcome. We are proud that there is great trust between the group which allows this provision.

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