Women over 55 are Australia's fastest growing group of homeless

An introduction service for flatmates, converting family homes into partly self-contained apartments and building community-funded homeless shelters are among new attempts to help older Australian women find secure housing. Women over 55 are the fastest growing group of homeless people in Australia, though men and younger people are much more likely to be homeless, 2016 census data shows.

Three phases of Danish cohousing: tenure and the development of an alternative housing form

Cohousing has not only become a well-established alternative to mainstream housing in Denmark; it is also routinely seen as pioneering and comparatively successful. Emphasizing broader trends and evolving societal contexts, this article investigates the development of Danish cohousing over the past five decades.

Housing for Life: Designed for Living

This Australian report seeks to share the learnings of the Innovation in Social Housing 90 day Project, undertaken in 2017, by the Office for Ageing.

Seniors Co-Housing: Re-Thinking Traditional Housing Models for Canada’s Growing Senior Population

This article looks at the concept of co-housing as a housing option for Canada's ageing population. Seniors co-housing has the potential for offering benefits over traditional retirement residences or long-term care facility.

Planning for an ageing population: is co-housing the solution?

Between 2016 and 2030, the population of over 60s in the UK is estimated to rise from 15 million to 20 million. Older population growth leads to household growth, and inevitably the housing needs of the UK will change alongside this shifting demographic. This paper explores this issue within the context of South West England.

Co-living for older people – stakeholder views

New models of co-living for older people have recently emerged in the UK, echoing a growing interest in alternative housing solutions. The aim of this project was to understand the risks and benefits of these housing models and their potential for wider use to support older people.

Cross Generational Housing

The research entities in this project have been designed to explore the chosen subject area that is cross generational housing.Cross generational living is a traditional concept based upon the idea that the blending of families, in social living activities builds a community that enhances our understanding of one another.

Lack of homes suitable for older people fuels housing crisis

England’s small towns are set to swell with increasing numbers of elderly people as they reject city living amid a hidden housing crisis caused by a lack of appropriate homes for a rapidly ageing population. After years of housing policy focused on first-time buyers, the RIBA is now calling on ministers to make it mandatory for all new homes to be accessible for older and disabled people, for cou

Questioning the Senior Cohousing Challenge: A Cross-Sector Analysis of Interviews with Leading Experts

Seniors will make up an unprecedented 25% of Canadians by the year 2030. This demographic shift will challenge our society to address the basic human right of a dignified and healthy aging. One troubling aspect of aging is the degree to which seniors experience isolation and loneliness. Cohousing can offer older adults a place to age in place, within a ‘community-of-care’.
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