Intergenerational living enables both young and old to live alongside each other as good neighbours. It promotes engagement, interaction and a shared understanding.
In turn this helps to reduce reliance on care services access to which can often be an even bigger issue for those living in rural districts.
In turn, this creates churn by freeing up existing homes for younger people. In the case of affordable rented homes, they can free up larger affordable homes for priority needs applicants. Depending on overall numbers between 1-3 flats will be allocated to a younger person(s) who has experience of working in care or is undergoing training in the care field.
In return for a rent reduction of approximately 40% the tenant will undertake to spend up to 15-20 hours a month being a ‘good neighbour’ to the other tenants.