Resources: Publications and films
PRESS ARTICLES ON OWCH
2018. Communes spring up across London as alternative to conventional retirement homes. by Kiran Randhawa. Evening Standard Oct 15th 2018
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 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
OWCH - a case study [pdf]
2018 Living Closer. Je Ahn, Olivia Tusinski, Chloe Treger. Studio Weave/RIBA Jun 2018
2018. Happy together: lonely baby boomers turn to co-housing. Anna Leach. Guardian Aug 15
2018 Analysis: How Older People Live by Josephine Smit
2018. Cohousing - we're all in this together by Kate Youde. Architects Journal March 9th
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2018. ‘This is the future of aging:’ Senior co-housing communities provide alternatives by By Janis Mara. Berkeleside. March 7
2018. Rowan Moore A Blueprint for British Housing in 2028. Observer Jan 21st
018 Melissa Fernandez, Kath Scanlon and Karen West. Wellbeing and age in cohousing life : thinking with and beyond design. Housing LIN. Jan 2018
2017. Of flux or finality? On the process and dynamics of a co-housing group in formation Melissa Fernández Arrigoitia and Kathleen Scanlon p115
In: Self-Build Homes: Social Discourse, Experiences and Directions' Edited by Michaela Benson and Iqbal Hamiduddin UCL Press Dec 2017
2017 Nov. Kindliness - developing peer support within sheltered housing in Dorset - a Housing LIN case study
2016 Urban Cohousing the Babayaga way. Linda Abbit
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?’
Anne P Glass. Aging better together
Community 2.0: Is Cohousing the future of urban design? Towergate Insurance
BOOKS ON COHOUSING
Jeremy Porteus and Julia Park. Age-friendly Housing: Future design for older people. , RIBA Publishing. July 2018
Sarah Bunker et al (eds) Cohousing in Britain, Diggers & Dreamers, 2011
Charles Durrett: The Senior Cohousing Handbook - 2nd edition. A community approach to independent living, New Society publishers, 2009.
M.Field, ‘Thinking about Cohousing: the creation of intentional neighbourhoods’ Diggers & Dreamers, 2004.
Chris Hanson, ‘The Cohousing Handbook’, Vancouver, 1996
D. Urban Vestro (ed) ‘ Living together - Cohousing ideas and realities around the world’.Stockholm, 2010
Wohnbund e.V. Jovis, Berlin. (eds) Europe: Co-operative Housing. 2015. Chapters on cohousing in various European countries.
FILMS and RECORDINGS
BBC iPM Elderly, Female and Trailblazing
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’
BBC London: ‘What do you think of this housing solution for older people?”. Dec 9th 2016