Independent report

Community-led housing and loneliness

Research into the impact of community-led housing and co-housing solutions.

Applies to England


Those little connections: Community-led housing and loneliness

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In the 2018 publication ‘A connected society: A Strategy for tackling loneliness – laying the foundations for change’, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) committed to fund research fund research into innovative community-led housing projects to understand how these can help to tackle loneliness and support social connections.

DLUHC commissioned the London School of Economics and Political Science to carry out this piece of research to address an identified evidence gap around the link between loneliness and participation in community-led housing (cohousing in particular).

Community-led housing is an umbrella term for a range of models that includes cohousing, community land trusts (CLTs), cooperatives, self-help and self-build housing.

Published 30 November 2021