HRF and Mothers at Home Matter, our UK-based partner launched the British Report of the Global Home Index at the House of Commons on Monday 6th November, 2017. The guest speaker was the prestigious lawyer, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez. Fiona Bruce MP hosted the event where we presented the findings on the reality of the work of the home in the United Kingdom and around of the world.
The Home Renaissance Foundation of the United Kingdom supported by the Walmart Centre for Work Family Balance (CONFyE) of the IAE Business School of Argentina and the Culture, Work and Care Centre of INALDE Business School of Colombia make possible the Global Home Index (GHI), a pioneering worldwide research project aimed at determining how the work that is required to create a home is valued and experienced in different countries of the world. This first report was launched at the United Nations on May 18th, 2017
This policy report was launched at the House of Lords on March 24th, 2015 and reveals that increasing life-expectancy and rising house prices as key drivers behind the rise in intergenerational living, which is also more popular in families originating from South Asia or Southern Europe. The study also shows that for the so-called ‘boomerang generation’ (younger people who return to live with parents) intergenerational living is showing signs of becoming normalised; no longer a sign of failing to live up to the dream of independent living. The report stresses, however, that Whitehall should not see intergenerational as a ‘silver bullet’ for the crisis in social care. It also calls for a Commission on Intergenerational Housing.