Britain has an epidemic of loneliness. Intergenerational living can help ameliorate this for the old and for the young too. The post-war British home was based on the nuclear family. It was all about intimacy at a distance. But that is changing. What was long seen as a necessity is now becoming a positive choice for many.
Intergenerational living may offer emotional as well as financial stability, for example, grandparents often need company, but they can also help socialise difficult adolescents.
Bryan Sanderson, CBE, Chairman of the Home Renaissance Foundation