We need to talk about ageing - and it's about far more than the NHS

By 2050, 25% of the UK population will be over 65 – many living in solitude. Loneliness is becoming one of our biggest problems. If you accept that a big part of how we manage an ageing society will come down to what some people call support networks, cohousing is a possible answer. The cohousing idea is simple enough: it boils down to “intentional communities” – they tend to number about 25 households – in which each household “has a self-contained, private home as well as shared community space”.