When sharing a home in a flat share or house share, then finding the right flatmates (or housemates) is one of the main things you need to think about. When you’re younger, maybe at college or university, you tend to fall into groups easily because everyone you know wants to experience living away from home for the first time.…

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Communal living, or co-living, may conjure an array of images. To some it may be the hippy communes of the 1960s, to others a student flat with unwashed dishes stacked high and cleaning standards kept low. However, with changes in family structures and people feeling younger for longer, it seems we are moving towards a…

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Its not only the cost of renting a whole flat or house by yourself, its the quality of property you can afford to live in and the quality of life that’s also important. If you rent a room in someone else’s house it is a great way to live in a better area than you might otherwise be able to afford.

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What contributes to well-being in later life? Participation in community, physical activity and maybe more surprising having someone else to care for, are important factors contributing to happiness and longevity when older.

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