Many gay and lesbian people have faced years of discrimination. They have a right to appropriate housing and support as they age.
In some parts of the UK, 80% of over-55s say they feel isolated, but well-designed transport, public spaces and street furniture can make a difference.
Many of us worry about getting older and how we will manage, perhaps on our own.
New housing scheme offering older people the chance to live independently but in a shared community will open to residents next year.
A tiny but growing movement is seeking to build and develop new urban neighbourhoods based on sustainable living and mutually supportive communities. Could this end the isolation associated with the modern era?
London’s first co-housing project strikes an elegant balance between communal living and leafy seclusion.
Jon Sear from the winners of the Community Energy Project Award sponsored by National Grid on its community benefits.