In 2017 young people from the ages of 18 to 25 are still struggling to live independently. This is mainly due to high rent and the difficulty in securing a mortgage. Findings from the office of National Statistics show that there are now 3.3 million 20-34 year olds in the UK still living at home with their parents, this is a 618,000 leap since 1996.
As Ben Quinn pointed out in the Guardian this year, the rise of mental health issues in young people have increased, along with the battle to get started in life. HOME is a space for the millennial generation and their parents to share their stories and to raise awareness of their transitional period from education to work. This project identifies the changing dynamics of family life as young adults are having to live at home for longer and investigating what success means to each family member in 2017.