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Cohousing Articles

Co-housing: Future Homes for Older Scots
An assessment of what needs to be done to advance co-housing as a realistic housing option for more older people in Scotland, and why we should do it. This report by Vivarium Trust and Tom Morton of ARC Architects was launched in the Scottish Parliament in March 2019
Vivarium Cohousing Report 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]
Vivarium Trust - Statement Of Values for a Living Group
An example of some principles a living group will need to consider.
Vivarium Co-Housing - statement of value[...]
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Maria Brenton's Joseph Rowntree Foundation Paper
A good general overview of the state of senior cohousing.
Adobe Acrobat document [246.7 KB]
Vivarium Press Release October 2017
Press release welcoming Scottish Housing Minister's announcement of changes to Help-to-Buy and Shared Equity funding policies
Vivarium Press Release Oct 2017.docx
Microsoft Word document [14.3 KB]
Cohousing: Shared Futures - ESRC Research Report
"Cohousing is an opportunity to co-design a very different and necessary shared
future. It is one of the few sources of housing innovation being driven by ‘the customers’;
people like you and me who, in the normal course of events, have no say
in housing policy or the way the housing market works, or doesn’t work"
Stephen Hill
Adobe Acrobat document [660.0 KB]
Vivarium 2011 Seminar - Planning for Your Future
Vivarium 2011 Seminar - Planning for Your Future
The programme included key speakers and contributors from UK
and European Co-Housing organisations, the Scottish Government,
a major Housing Association and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
as well as a choice of Workshops and a Panel Session.
Vivarium Seminar 2011.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [857.1 KB]
Keeping Control Of Our Lives
Mutual Retirement Housing for older people
Written by Glyn Thomas
Submission to Commission on Co-operative and Mutual Housing
March 2009
Adobe Acrobat document [406.7 KB]
Common Ground - For Mutual Home Ownership
Community land trusts and shared-equity co-operatives to secure permanently affordable homes for key workers
Written by the New Economics Foundation and CDS Co-operatives Pat Conaty, Johnston Birchall, Steve Bendle, and Rosemary Foggitt
Adobe Acrobat document [377.9 KB]

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