Community-led housing and loneliness: Research into the impact of community-led housing and co-housing solutions

Kath Scanlon*, Jim Hudson, Melissa Fernández Arrigoitia, Mara Ferreri, Karen West, Chihiro Udagawa

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Abstract

In the 2018 publication ‘A connected society: A Strategy for tackling loneliness – laying the foundations for change’, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) committed to fund research fund research into innovative community-led housing projects to understand how these can help to tackle loneliness and support social connections. DLUHC commissioned the London School of Economics and Political Science to carry out this piece of research to address an identified evidence gap around the link between loneliness and participation in community-led housing (cohousing in particular).Community-led housing is an umbrella term for a range of models that includes cohousing, community land trusts (CLTs), cooperatives, self-help and self-build housing.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLondon School of Economics
Number of pages89
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2021

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