Home is where the art is : creating healing environments

Rasmaidh, Kerri (2020) Home is where the art is : creating healing environments. Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, 19 (2). ISSN 1478-1840

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Residential care facilities are both institutional and domestic; they are homes but also places of work. Why is it that residential care homes for children are so generic and soulless, lacking warmth and love? We examine the nature of the individuals who live within residential homes to find an answer to this conundrum and then the resulting solutions, with some suggestion on how to create a nurturing and healing environment for all; a space that feeds the body, mind and soul of those within.

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