UK Cohousing Network

Cohousing communities are created and run by their residents. Each household has a self-contained, private home but residents come together to manage their community and share activities. Cohousing is a way of combating the alienation and isolation many e

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Buying a retirement property (FS17)

For many people, retirement and sheltered housing allows you to retain the independence of having your own front door whilst having the reassurance of additional services and assistance close by. This factsheet discusses the key things to be aware of

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Growing Older Together: The Case for Housing that is Shaped and Controlled by Older People

This Housing LIN Case Study Report shows how collaborative models of service delivery for older people are now being widely adopted in the heath and care sectors and suggests that housing could do more to embrace this. And with an increasing interest in b

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Commonhold & Leasehold Reform Act 2002 : The Right To Manage

Explanation of leaseholders right to transfer the landlord’s management functions to a special company set up by them

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Opening up the Resources of Sheltered Housing to the Wider Community

Guide examining the issues around expanding the reach and scope of sheltered housing schemes to meet the housing and care needs of the wider community.

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Improvement Drivers in Local Authority Housing

This report examines the factors that have resulted in local authorities (and ALMO’s) significantly improving their performance. The evidence from Audit Commission inspections is examined, and 20 cases are evaluated

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Arms Length Management Organisations

A practical guide to answer the most commonly asked questions by council tenants about Arms Length Management Organisations

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Housing & Older People : time for fresh thinking & new ideas

Promotes the need for fresh thinking about older peoples housing needs, in view of the growth in owner occupation and the links between health and housing etc. Older people should be actively involved in service planning, and alternatives to reidential ca

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