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This free course, The meaning of home, looks at the way people identify with and become attached to places, buildings and objects. It also analyses how this attachment can impact on personal well-being. Understanding this is important in assessing the care people of all ages need and how this care should be delivered.
After studying this unit you should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of how shared histories of places and spaces could be an important resource to any caring relationship;
- identify ways in which the environment can become a resource for caring;
- appreciate the importance of personal control over changes of place in relation to how people cope and adjust.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Attachment to place
- 1.2 The meaning of home
- 1.3 Changing places
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The meaning of home
This unit looks at the way people identify and become attached to places, buildings and objects. It also analyses how this attachment can impact on personal well-being. Understanding this is important in assessing the care people of all ages need and how this care should be delivered.
This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Understanding Health and Social Care (K100) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this.
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Social Care courses or view the range of currently available OU Social Care courses.
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Originally published: Friday, 8th January 2010
Last updated on: Friday, 12th October 2012
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