I am currently working with The Settlement and FutureGov on a project supported and funded by The Design Council and Technology Strategy Board called Room For Tea. I am working on the design of the service, the engagement and communications strategy.
Here’s some blurb, more to follow:
Room for Tea is a new kind of home-sharing network. We connect guests in need of short-term, affordable accommodation in London with hosts who have spare capacity in their clean, comfortable homes.
Who is this for? Well, everyone. But our motivation is to help aspiring interns and apprentices access affordable accommodation in london during their work experience, offering anyone, from anywhere, a fair chance at starting their dream career.
But that’s not all! We also believe that if a host can easily find reliable, friendly and courteous guests to welcome into their homes without long-term commitment, they might have: a new friend in the making, a very grateful guest who is willing to help out around the house, and more disposable income to spend on the finer things in life; be that treating the grand-children, fine dining or just keeping the heating on for an extra hour or two.
And even that’s not all! We will offer hosts and guests the chance to link with other hosts and guests at events, meetings and groups, so experiences can be shared, social and professional networks can be created.