Inside the homes that are being built to help fight the UK's loneliness epidemic

From The Telegraph:

In their first nine months living at Battersea Power Station, Paddy Rowe and her husband Barry say they have made more friends there than in a ­decade in their last home – a large family house in ­Putney. “When we decided to downsize, we were initially considering moving to a retirement village,” says Pad, a former lecturer. “But being surrounded by people of all ages and backgrounds is great.”

She and Barry, a retired army officer, are renting at Circus West Village while the flat they have bought in ­another part of the development is ­being built. “I use the residents’ app all the time to network with neighbours and make friends,” adds Paddy. “I set up a book club, which now has 900 members...

Read the full story at The Telegraph >

Dominic White