Older Women's Co Housing: Making a community self-build happen

When I first heard about Older Women’s Co Housing I was truly inspired.... A group of women aged 55 and over, had taken their housing matters into their own hands. The original premise was simple. Build a community for women – who would otherwise live alone – to come together and help each other in neighbourly ways.
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The Community Self Build Legacy in Lewisham

We ask Ted Stevens, Rural Urban Synthesis Society (RUSS) trustee, about an innovative south London community housing project that recently gained planning consent. The scheme was conceived as a solution to the growing needs of Lewisham residents to access good quality, affordable homes. The site will include 33 properties and cost £8.6m to build, with construction expected to start in late 2018 or early 2019.
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