What makes us happy in later life?

Couple sitting overlooking the seaside

What makes us happy and tends to increase our life-span when we are older?

That is the question the University of Southampton helped AgeUK’s Policy and Research Department answer, based on responses from 15,000 people living in the UK aged 60+.

The index focuses on what respondents say is important in later life and the factors contributing to their sense of well-being.

Cohabitas has tried to use this, and other research, to shape our ideas about what makes a good co-living or shared home. The factors highlight that well-being is not only about where you live but also about who you share your life with and how personaity factors interact with the living situation.

You can download a copy of the summary report here.
We have since dewveloped our own research and now have a muich better understanding of housemate sharing preferences (2021 report)
More than this, you can read each housemate’s preferences on their listing here

 

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