About six months after moving to the area, my husband of 52 years passed away. I was alone in a new town with no family and yet to make friends. It was through my local community centre I first heard about Residential Aged Share and took down their number. Not having any computer experience, email accounts or family that could even help in that regard, I was unsure if this would work for me. However, from my very first phone call I was assisted all the way with submitting an ad for a flatmate. The lovely staff posted me the necessary forms and I sent them back completed with photos that I wanted to show, highlighting the various aspects of my home and the room for rent.
The staff kept me informed of any enquiries and passed on all contact information of people interested in my room for rent. Having my flatmate perform a police check also gave me peace of mind in renting a room to a virtual stranger at the time.
My flatmate has been renting my room for the last eight months and I am no longer the person I was before they moved in. Thank you RAS, for your service above and beyond. The Premium level was definitely worth it!