OWCH IN RESIDENCE
At the end of 2016, the OWCH group reached the point where our collaborative ethos and mutuality were finally to be expressed through running our cohousing community in High Barnet. OWCH (Barnet) Ltd has an elected management committee to lead on strategy and policy issues. Decisions are taken as much as possible by consensus at community group meetings; household management is carried out by small service teams and the OWCH group is truly self-managing. Members share limited parking facilities; we use our common room to good effect for all kinds of purposes, including communal meals and a film group. We aim to look out for each other as helpful neighbours and demonstrate to other older people that senior cohousing offers a fulfilling and valuable way of living for their later years.