Older Women’s Cohousing (OWCH)

owchOWCH is planning a cohousing community in London for older women.

Website: www.owch.org.uk

Email: owch.org@googlemail.com

Address: Older Women’s Cohousing, PO Box 44628, London N16 8WH

About OWCH

The OWCH project was set up in London in 1998 by a group of women who wanted to adapt the model developed by the Dutch. They meet for a day each month and have set out a constitution and policies. They became a company limited by guarantee in January 2002, they have a website, a quarterly bulletin and a promotional video featuring comparative Dutch developments.

The planned cohousing community

OWCH is planning to build a block of flats open to women over the age of 50, where each person has her own self-contained individual flat with shared communal facilities. The search is currently taking place in North London for a suitable site.