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
- 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).