Job Opportunity

Director for Homeshare Frome

Homeshare Frome is a new company formed by Fair Housing for Frome to be a general agency for lodgers and, in particular, to provide suitable sharers to older people who are struggling to stay living in their own home.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial person to build and run this company. Fair Housing for Frome is investing money to start the enterprise and the successful candidate will receive support from them and from the national Homeshare organisation but will be paid out of the profits of the company.

The person we are looking for, as well as being self-motivated, should have some experience of social work or other work supporting older people. They should ideally have experience of running their own business.

Full details of the job and an application form can be obtained from

Frome’s Elephant in the Room

Our hidden housing crisis.

Fair Housing for Frome (FHfF) is a non-profit community organisation set up in April 2018 to address the housing crisis that lies beneath the surface of our town’s seeming prosperity and popular appeal.

We call this Frome’s ‘elephant in the room’.

For many local people, rising rents, stagnating wages and austerity are making it increasingly difficult to afford a decent and secure home for themselves and their families.

Our Goal

A genuinely affordable place to call home.

The goal of FHfF is to work with the people of Frome and the surrounding areas, particularly those on low incomes, to enable them to live in a genuinely affordable and decent quality home that promotes their health and wellbeing.

Our work is divided into three main themes:

News, Events and Blog


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Newsletter January 2019

Tiny Homes January and March events; updates about Selwood Garden Village and the Frome Area Community Land Trust; a blog about begging and homelessnes


Newsletter December 2019

New website and film; cold weather shelter update; blog about housing and the general election 

Newsletter November 2019

Tiny Homes event on 2 December; Homelessness in Frome; final landlord training of the year; the Frome Housing Noticeboard; blog about contemporary homes made out of shipping containers