Manchester Urban Co-Housing – MUCH – is a small but growing group of people who are interested in developing a cohousing scheme for older people. We are all long-term Manchester residents with a wide range of skills and experience including community organising, lifelong learning, housing, economic development and regeneration, academic research and IT.
Members of MUCH have spent a number of years researching cohousing and visiting other projects both in the UK and abroad. We believe cohousing can provide both a positive personal choice for older people as well as a way of supporting Manchester’s commitment to be an age-friendly city.
MUCH have established a company limited by guarantee and propose a tenure model that is predominantly self-funded, owner-occupation, however we are interested in including other tenure options if possible.