Posted on February 5, 2016
Our Union Street project for the Older Women Co-Housing group featured in BBC News this week. The project is a pioneering concept being the UK’s first senior co-housing project designed by and built for, older women. The OWCH was setup 20 years ago by a group of women over 50 who wanted to take control of how and where they lived in the future. Through hard work and determination the group have manage to plan and fund the community project (with financial partners) creating a new purpose built block of flats in Union Street, High Barnet.
The project consists of 25 self-contained flats with shared communal facilities and a garden at the front of the development. On site there are 11 one-bed flats, 11 two-bed and 3 three-bedroom flats plus a common room, laundry and guest room.
The scheme is exclusively for women aged 50 or more, who become members of the OWCH Barnett. Residents are provided with a safe community where they can socialise, look out for each other and grow old together.
Link to BBC news article – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35480989
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