OWCH is a group of women over fifty who have created our own community in a new, purpose-built block of flats in High Barnet, N. London. As an alternative to living alone, we have friendly, helpful neighbours.

Watch our 6 minute video - Senior Cohousing - a different way of living

Or the 13 minute one:  Senior cohousing - The Way to Do It

Our OWCH complex has 17 leasehold flats and 8 for social rent. Sorry but there are currently no vacancies and we are not operating a waiting list.

We are carving out a path for others in our age group to follow. We hope they have an easier journey than ours, now we have shown the way. The senior cohousing community could enrich the last years of many, and reduce pressures on health and care services, if local authorities, planners, policy makers and housing developers helped to remove the many obstacles society puts in its way.