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Cohousing briefing paper: Work on the wild side – For developers and architects

There is growing interest in exploring non-mainstream housing options for older people, including various methods of self-help and mutual support that are often similar to cohousing principles. This briefing is the first of two from the Housing L

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Cohousing briefing paper: Work on the wild side – For commissioners and housing and social care providers

This briefing, the second of two, has been written with commissioners and organisations providing housing and care and support services in mind. The main challenge is that it is virtually impossible to quantify demand for cohousing unless and until a coh

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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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The Cohousing Approach to ‘Lifetime Neighbourhoods’

This Housing LIN Factsheet No.29 considers how local authorities can work with public and private sector partners to develop a cohousing approach towards the outcomes sought from the government’s national strategy on housing for an ageing society. Read

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Living together in a cohousing community

In a ‘cohousing’ development residents live as part of a community, making decisions together and supporting each other. We consider whether such arrangements could help older people stay independent for longer, and chat to an older resident at the Thresh

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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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