The importance of home

Celeste Berteau, Evidence and Influencing Co-ordinator, Life Changes Trust, September 2020. What does it mean for a house to be a ‘home’? Is it curling up in your favourite chair at the end of a long day? Sharing a laugh with friends and family? Perhaps it is that feeling you get cooking your favourite meal.Continue reading “The importance of home”

Lived realities of lonely older people — resisting idealisations of home

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 April 2020 Alison Jarvis  and Andrea Mountain This article is based on research set up to explore temporal dimensions of loneliness amongst older people in a northern town. As the study progressed, spatial considerations and confinements emerged as a related and equally important feature. The article suggests thatContinue reading “Lived realities of lonely older people — resisting idealisations of home”

Life story approaches and relationships within residential child care: A practice reflection

Abstract Residential child care creates a world of opportunity. It is unique and dynamic and often helps shape and direct the future for many children and young people.  Relationships are key, they are multi-layered and adaptable, moulding to the children/young people and their individual needs.The use of daily life events,the rhythms, rituals and routines ofContinue reading “Life story approaches and relationships within residential child care: A practice reflection”