Why is home so important to us?

“Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” “Home is where the heart is.” These well-known expressions indicate that home is somewhere that is both desirable and that exists in the mind’s eye as much as in a particular physical location. Across cultures and over the centuries people of varied means have made homes for themselves and for those they care about.

Home: A Very Short Introduction
Michael Allen Fox
Very Short Introductions
  • Discusses how the concept of home remains a central organizing influence in human life, even as people migrate for opportunities or to escape areas of conflict
  • Asks what we mean by ‘home’, and looks at those people who either literally have no home, or whose homes are mobile and transitory
  • Draws on an international array of examples to consider the full variety of human dwellings

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Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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