Learning from Intergenerational Housing Projects in the USA

This report by Emma Garland, a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Traveling Fellow outlines the findings of her Fellowship looking at
intergenerational housing in the USA.

The key aim of her trip was to learn more about the different models
of intergenerational housing that exist in the USA and to consider
whether and how these could work in a UK context. She found:

  • Intergenerational housing works particularly well as a model for supported housing;
  • It fosters the creation of friendly, neighbourly, supportive
    communities where residents of all ages engage and interact on a regular
    basis; and
  • It can bring many benefits and a range of positive outcomes to individuals, the community and the state.

Through providing in depth case studies and by drawing together the
key themes that emerged, Emma has written a report can be used as a
practical tool for anyone considering setting up intergenerational
housing schemes in the UK. It also will help stimulate further debate
about the type of housing we should be building in the UK and to
encourage the consideration of intergenerational housing alongside more
traditional housing models.

And if you found this of interest, check out Emma’s guest Housing LIN blog here (opens new window).


Learning from Intergenerational Housing Projects in the USA (opens new window)

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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