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Intergenerational Housing, Places and Spaces Network

GWT launches a new network for 2021, which will meet via Zoom 3-4 times per year to share the latest information and resources from the field, facilitate peer learning, and grow the community of intergenerational housing, places and spaces.

There is increased interest in designing and building housing developments with intergenerational elements being at its core whether its co housing, multigenerational housing, colocated/shared sites etc. Housing has been increasingly segregated between generations with many different types of specialist housing for older people and new housing being designed and marketed towards specific groups of people.

We spend a considerable amount of our time in and around the immediate environments of where we live. These spaces have great opportunities for enabling purposeful and mutually beneficial intergenerational relationships to form which enhance our understanding and respect for people of different generations. Everyone has unique experiences, skills and knowledge, the sharing of these can help us build more cohesive communities.

We will be inviting a range of experts to share an overview of ideas and real life examples of intergenerational housing and shared sites and how the future of looking at housing can change to fit everyone’s needs. Join us at our next meeting on:

Monday 30th August 2021, 10am - 11.30am

Rowena Statt, Anderson Bell Christie and Tina Morrow, Scotland’s Homeshare will be sharing their experiences and plans from the Gannochy Trust Housing Development in Perth and from the recent launch of Homeshare in Scotland. Register your place here.

 

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