Susan and Geoffrey Laycock share their house in Clitheroe, Lancashire, with their son, James, his partner and their two young children. Their multigenerational living arrangement is one that may become more common as property prices make it harder for younger people to afford a home.
Susan, 64, is worried that if they have to sell the house to pay for care home fees one day, they will be making James’s family homeless.
James, 36, who designs water features for restaurants, pays his parents about £150 a week rent, which Susan says covers his family’s share of the bills. The £300,000 four-bedroom house is partitioned into two, so that they each have their privacy. It means that she gets to see her grandchildren, who are three