Monday 11 November 2019

Lending a hand

Family support amid rising life expectancy

Britain is getting older, and with multi-generational living on the rise, family interactions between the generations are changing. From caring for family members aged 18 months to 80 to financial support and inheritances, lifting the lid on the changes that are taking place at home help us understand how the country is adapting to longer living.

How will our ageing society affect family interactions? What does living longer mean for caring responsibilities? And how should the wealth of one generation be passed down to the next?

This event is the second in a series of events in which the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Centre invite experts to discuss intergenerational interdependence in a changing world, covering topics from climate change to technology, debt to social care.

The Resolution Foundation hosted an expert panel to discuss the changes a longer life will bring to our families. The panel – including Baroness Camilla Cavendish, journalist and author of Extra Time – was chaired by Lord David Willetts, President of the Intergenerational Centre and author of The Pinch.