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The meaning of home

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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 course, 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.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 4 hours
  • Updated Wednesday 10th February 2016
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Social Care
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The meaning of home

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This course 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 OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in Health and Social Care [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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