Tired of living in what she saw as an unconnected neighbourhood in the city, Jane yearned for a more fulfilling existence at home, one where she could truly connect with those around her and still have the independence she wanted. She couldn’t find it in London, so she created it herself in Dorset in a ‘co-housing’ set-up. ‘Co-housing’ combines shared and private space. It is about more than sharing meals. Tthe group exists to care for each other in times of need and provide one other with a sense of belonging. A lot of emphasis is put on living sustainably. Jane’s Threshold Centre has been ten years in the making ,and she hopes it will provide inspiration to other communities.