Plans have been revealed for a seniors co-housing project in Glasgow for submission to Glasgow City Council’s Planning Committee. Pollokshields has been chosen as the destination for the project, which is based on a Danish model and aims to provide communal spaces for residents over the age of 55 in a bid to tackle social isolation. The Penington Co-housing Project will provide a number of purpose-built flats for residents with communal areas that encourage people to eat, meet and socialise together.
Penington, a not for profit a thriving, mutually supportive community of seniors, a community which shares decision-making and tasks, based on our skills and abilities. By living together as a real community we aim to combat the isolation and loneliness experienced by so many older people
Included in the plans are proposals to build wet rooms, hip height power points and low maintenance gardens, as well as environmental and energy efficiency measures.
Access to appropriate housing is a key consideration as our population ages. Glasgow’s plans for health and social care integration include housing.