Co-housing

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.
2019

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.
2019

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.
2019

Mutual Appreciation: A Social Innovation Think Piece

A triple threat is looming in relation to ageing in Australia, one with particular implications for women. While access to secure and affordable housing can mean the difference between poverty and a decent life in older age, full home ownership in Australia is increasingly a privilege. As we age, housing takes on particular significance.
2019

Mutual Appreciation: A Social Innovation Thinkpiece

Global trends and domestic policy have challenged Australia’s traditional owner-occupier housing model and undermined the assumption of zero housing costs in retirement that underpins both our retirement income and aged care systems. Housing has become a commodity, a place where investors grow wealth to hand down inter-generationally while others become increasingly vulnerable to housing stress.
2019

Social Crises: housing, isolation and an ageing population

Taking the idea of intergenerational living more seriously could help ease some of the problems currently facing the young and old in the UK.
2019

Why more older Australians are living in shared housing

An increasing number of older Australians are living in share housing. A relatively new group to emerge on the share-housing scene, they are choosing to share for financial reasons, but finding unexpected social benefits. Share housing across all age groups shows it’s mainly driven by financial constraints. In older age, the experience of this is gendered.
2019

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.
2019

Could share housing be the answer for people as they age?

New housing forms are desperately needed to allow people to remain in their neighbourhoods as they age, by adapting their homes and embracing a new form of shared living. A project in South Australia, with the Unley, Burnside, Prospect and Walkerville councils, has been funded to design a multi-generational housing concept in the established suburbs.
2019

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.
2019
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