Young and old are growing apart – this is the key finding from Generations Apart, the Intergenerational Foundation’s latest piece of research which measures the extent of age segregation across England and Wales.
The report found that over the past 25 years profound changes have occurred in the patterns of where younger and older people are likely to live. The dominant trends have been that young people have moved in large numbers into gentrifying neighbourhoods in the centres of our big cities, while older people have become much more concentrated in suburbs and rural areas. The result has been a rapid increase in age segregation, which has left the different generations living further apart.
Having been developed in collaboration with Legal & General, the report argues that these changes are rooted in the problems facing our housing market, and sets out a range of recommendations which seek to make age-diverse neighbourhoods the norm rather than the exception.
Click here to read the brochure produced in partnership with Legal & General.