A Novel Cohousing Project for Older Women and Implications for Loneliness

In this article, we describe a novel approach in older persons’ housing, a recently established cohousing development, ‘New Ground’ in London, UK. Cohousing is a form of grouped housing designed and managed by those who reside within it. Further characteristics include resident selection, organisational shared values, a focus on social interaction and mutual support, and a mixture of private and shared spaces and facilities. We consider whether this approach may have beneficial effects in alleviating or protecting from loneliness in older people.