What’s it all about?
A set of Ideas Workshops will explore the concept of ‘home’ from the perspectives of various academic disciplines – housing, planning, social work, healthcare – in order to develop a common vocabulary that will better inform policies relating to house-building, home-working, home-care and general place liveability.
Why are we doing this?
Each discipline has its own perspective, values, cultures, behaviours and mind-sets on home, which inhibits collective action to promote wellbeing.
How are we doing it?
Participants in multi-professional and inter-disciplinary workshops will explore, elaborate and synthesise their varied understandings of home from an individual, environmental and community perspective, focusing on:
- personal determinants of wellbeing
- environmental determinants of wellbeing
These are then interwoven to tease out:
- the relationships of both personal and environmental factors in constructions of home through better appreciating individual perceptions of belonging, identity and personal autonomy
- alternative housing solutions which could improve individual flourishing and associated socio-economic wellbeing
- priorities for action to promote and embed these outcomes through public policy, private developer practice, third sector action and academic research.
Core to this approach is the co-production of knowledge about the role of home in enhancing individual and community wellbeing.
More details on all five Wellbeing programmes:
- Flourish: Personhood and Collective Wellbeing
- Good Lives and Decent Societies: Promoting Wellbeing in Scotland and Beyond
- Home not Housing: Engaging with Wellbeing Outcomes
- The Path to Wellbeing: Gathering together Publics, Practitioners, Policies and Perspectives
- Walking for Wellbeing: Developing Sustainable Engagement between Research, Policy and Practice