The chances of a 25 to 35-year-old owning a home have halved in the last 20 years – and 3.5 million pensioners live alone. A new series from RDF for Channel 4, will explore what happens when the two generations literally move in together.
Lodgers for Codgers will create the first ever flatmate ‘speed dating’ events at different cities around the country, where the young and old can meet and if they match, can then do a live-in trial to see if they’d like to continue living together. Based on schemes from charities like Homeshare and Crossroads, this is a new experiment for Channel 4 enabling wealthier OAPs to offer cheap rent to hard-up millennials. The accommodation is in exchange for company and help around the house; with any luck creating surprising friendships and mutually-beneficial relationships.
What really happens when the generation gap is so dramatically closed?