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.
Harmony delivers purpose built homes/flats for the elderly to acquire on a shared equity or outright basis. Alongside this, homes for younger persons are provided with the aim of providing support for those elderly neighbours, reducing loneliness, isolation and promoting integration with the young.
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 the tenant will undertake an agreed number of hours a month being a ‘good neighbour’ to the other tenants.