OWCH IN RESIDENCE
Finally, in 2016, the OWCH group has reached the point where its collaborative ethos and mutuality are finally to be expressed through running their cohousing community in Union Street, High Barnet. OWCH (Barnet) Ltd has an elected management committee to lead on strategy and policy issues and a representative of Housing for Women will be co-opted onto this. Decisions will be taken by consensus at group meetings; household management will be carried out via small task groups and the OWCH group will be truly self-managing. Members will share cars to make the most of limited parking facilities; they will use their common room to good effect for all kinds of purposes, including common meals. They will 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 final years.