teenagemeets

2011

BBC2

Director

Britain is getting older. Our fastest growing age range is 85-plus. But the number of multi-generational homes is rapidly declining. Increasingly elderly people are living in care homes and retirement villages rather than with families and, as a result, a huge number of old people have little or no contact with young people. In this exciting and timely series, four young people who have little or no contact with the elderly have volunteered to work as carers in a retirement village. It’s the start of an inspirational and emotional journey of discovery for both sides of the generation gap.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00z07p7