Supported Independent Living: Communal and intergenerational living in the Netherlands and Denmark

The main focus of this report by Gita Prasad is about the needs and aspirations of older people, living in communities, in later life. Funded by a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship, it takes and in depth comparative analysis of intergenerational, communal and co-housing models in the Netherlands and Denmark.

It is particularly pertinent to the United Kingdom, as the challenge to support older people in good quality housing that promotes care, wellbeing and alleviates loneliness. This has an implication for housing and accommodation to be better aligned within local care economies, bringing together housing and health and social care commissioning infrastructure.

In addition, check out Gita’s accompanying guest Housing LIN blog.