LOLCohousing Newsletter December 2023

We are a group of lesbians aged fifty plus who are trying to create a new way of living together as we grow older. We are building a caring, supportive, and vibrant community, run on democratic and feminist principles, which will enable us to live our lives to the full, staying active and engaged, and continuing to share our talents and skills as we grow older. And how we create this way of living together continues to be discussed.

Despite having worked on projects with a couple of developers involving two different locations in Greater London, which did not materialise due to factors outside our control, we remain determined to find a practical solution to enable us to live in community together.

We look forward to the day when we have a building that you can visit. Until that time, we are busy talking with developers, other housing partners and community-led housing groups. We have recently arranged several visits to potential sites for LOLC members. One of our members has even spent time in USA, living in a co-housing scheme in Washington State, discovering what has made their project successful.

Meanwhile we continue to benefit from the excellent guidance and support given by the GLA Community-Led Housing Hub.

LOLC members of one of our recent site expeditions

LOLC members of one of our recent site expeditions

Some members gathered in Russell Square after a LOLC meeting.

Some members gathered in Russell Square after a LOLC meeting.

“Co-housing more generally” is becoming a new buzz word. You could explore this further with these links:

https://www.exceptional.com/life/real-life/we-did-it-you-can-how-cohousing-could-solve-50-loneliness/

https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/comment/comment/when-one-generation-meets-another-why-intergenerational-conversations-are-vital-to-lgbtq-rights-82992

https://amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/aug/24/we-have-brothers-sons-lovers-but-they-cant-live-here-the-happy-home-shared-by-26-women

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/meet-the-friends-who-built-a-village-where-they-can-grow-old-together-3gdzxvsqx

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