Home sharing, or co-residency is where a person supports a person with a disability to live in their own home. Home sharers, or co-residents, receive a salary and free or subsidised accommodation in exchange for the support they provide to the person with a disability with whom they’re sharing a home.
It is important to note that fostering is different in that fostering is for children. Host families and home sharing are for individuals who are adults though at times children may live with a host family for a period of time.
The organisations that offer home options in WA – contact them directly to find out more: