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 Learning and Improvement Network and is
explicitly written for designers and architects developing housing and care schemes for older people. It offers an insight into a fascinating research
project that set out to assess interest in cohousing in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and ended up with a radical set of ideas about how to live our later
lives. This is captured in useful lessons and messages on transferable good practice that can improve the outcomes for older people.

Read more about cohousing on these websites:
Housing LIN: http://www.housinglin.org.uk
UK Cohousing Network: http://www.cohousing.org.uk
Age UK: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/home-and-care/housing-choices/living-together-in-a-cohousing-community

Publisher: Housing LIN
Published Date: 2013
Author: Moyra Riseborough
Length: 11pp

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