Resources: Publications and films
PRESS ARTICLES ON OWCH
2017 Oct How the older women who built their own co-housing community found the first year together. by Heather Saul, iNews 19th Oct 2017
2017 May 31st. Sisters are doing it for themselves by Isabelle Fraser. Daily Telegraph
2016 August 22nd Future of London
Spotlight on older women's housing
2016 Nick Jones. Ground-breaking housing for women
Barnet Society August 22nd
2016 Sixty, female and all living under one roof
August 20th Daily Telegraph
2016 Glyn Thomas. London calling for an end to housing crisis
April 5th Co-operative News
2016 "10 ways to beat loneliness" no.9) "Live together – but not too together"
Observer interview with Shirley. Feb 28th
2015 Collaborative design of Older Women's Cohousing
Patrick Devlin (Working with Older People), Emerald Publishing, 2015 Vol.19 No.4
2015 Esther Addley. Cohousing: "It makes sense for people with things in common to live together"
CHAPTERS AND PAPERS ON COHOUSING
The Housing Learning & Improvement Network has a section on senior cohousing
2017 Nov. Kindliness - developing peer support within sheltered housing in Dorset - a Housing LIN case study
2015, P. Devlin, ‘Collaborative design of Older Women’s Cohousing’ in ‘Working with older people’, Emerald Publishing, Vol 19, No.4.
2013, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Maria Brenton, ‘Senior cohousing communities- an alternative approach for the UK?’
Community 2.0: Is Cohousing the future of urban design? Towergate Insurance
BOOKS ON COHOUSING
Sarah Bunker et al (eds) Cohousing in Britain, Diggers & Dreamers, 2011
M.Field, ‘Thinking about Cohousing: the creation of intentional neighbourhoods’ Diggers & Dreamers, 2004.
D. Urban Vestro (ed) ‘ Living together - Cohousing ideas and realities around the world’.Stockholm, 2010
Charles Durrett: The Senior Cohousing Handbook - 2nd edition. A community approach to independent living, New Society publishers, 2009.
Chris Hanson, ‘The Cohousing Handbook’, Vancouver, 1996
FILM ACCOUNTS OF OWCH
A different Way of Living - 6 mins
The Way to Do It - 13 mins
BBC London News Dec 2016: ‘OWCH women are finally coming home’
Housing Design Award film [download v large file]