Growing Older Together: An Overview of Collaborative Forms of Housing for Older People

Cover Growing Older Together Report

This Housing LIN Case Study Report shows how collaborative models of service delivery for older people are now being widely adopted in the heath and care sectors and suggests that housing could do more to embrace this.

With an increasing interest in building community resilience through co-producing and co-creating locally driven solutions for older people, this report demonstrates that collaborative ways of providing housing are becoming more common.

Drawing on a selection of case examples and the lessons learnt, the report goes on to emphasise that collaborative housing schemes can be produced in a variety of ways from self-development and self-build through co-production to market options.

This is an important line of argument, because all too often it is assumed that the only way for older people to access collaborative housing is for groups of older people take on the development role directly.