Crouch End woman aims to connect older people with ideal housemates

Caterina Maiolini, head ambassador and UK ambassador of Co-Liv and Margaret Byrne, founder of Cosy Q

Caterina Maiolini, head ambassador and UK ambassador of Co-Liv and Margaret Byrne, founder of Cosy Quarters. Picture: Cosy Quarters - Credit: Archant

A North London woman has founded a business which connects older people looking for housemates.

Crouch End resident Margaret Byrne, 57, launched Cosy Quarters to help match over-40s by location, budget and lifestyle.

Margaret personally struggled with house-hunting, and said existing housemate websites are aimed at “millennials and digital nomads”.

She added: “Having a happy household means you have to be honest, and sure about what you want.

“Cosy Quarters connects people who share the same values, who can inspire and support one another.


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“It’s really about forming a community of people.”

Age UK found that lonely over-50s will reach two million by 2026, compared to 1.4 million in 2016 - a 49% increase in 10 years.

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Cosy Quarters offers an alternative to living alone, with a questionnaire and online events matching potential shareholders with their perfect companion.

Monthly Membership is £37, and visit https://cosyquarters.co.uk/ for more information.

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