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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 1999): Care of the Elderly - Overseas

WE'RE IN CHARGE

M. Brenton
Bristol: Policy Press, 1998

Research looks into a Dutch form of housing for older people, called CoHousing, and the possibility of its applicability in this country. CoHousing works as a cooperative: a group of people over 55 live as a community in individual dwellings with shared space for meeting and other activities such as joint meals. Concludes that there would need to be changes to the model to make it work in the UK.

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