Older Women

A quarter of our residents are women aged over 60. We support older women in London to live independently and help prevent isolation.

Older Residents' Officer

Housing for Women employs a dedicated Older Residents' Officer to assist our older residents (defined as aged 60 and over). We focus on assisting our residents in their existing homes as well as exploring other housing options as their individual requirements change.

We help our older residents with:

  • community-based support tailored to their needs
  • sign-posting tenants to external services and voluntary agencies
  • arranging for the provision of aids and adaptations including liaison with occupational therapy, health and social services
  • providing benefits and financial inclusion sign-posting
  • combating social isolation by organising a range of social activities and telephone befriending


Older Women’s Co-Housing

We worked with the Older Women’s Co-Housing (OWCH) group during the development of New Ground – a pioneering women's co-housing scheme of 25 flats in High Barnet purpose-built for women over 50.

The first co-housing project of its kind in the UK, the scheme was delivered in partnership with OWCH and the Hanover Housing Association.  The acquisition of the eight rented units for Housing for Women's residents was made possible by a grant from the Tudor Trust. Eight of Housing for Women’s older residents took up residency in their new homes in early 2017. 

You can read more about the co-housing scheme in this Guardian article from October 2018.






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