BBC Story of OWCH – 3 February 2016

BBC cameras visited the women who will be moving into a new Cohousing community in Barnet to find out what it will mean to their lives.

OWCH (Older Women’s Cohousing) is a group of women over fifty who are creating their own community in a new, purpose-built block of flats in Union St., High Barnet, N. London.

As an alternative to living alone, they are getting to know their neighbours – and friendly, helpful neighbours, at that. They meet regularly each month and are planning to move in together in a few months time when the new flats are completed.

The OWCH site will be completed in May 2016. It offers 17 flats for sale and 8 for social rent.

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