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The meaning of home

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The meaning of home

Please note: As part of a review of content, this course will be deleted from OpenLearn on Thursday 15th July 2021.

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.

Course learning outcomes

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.

First Published: 10/10/2012

Updated: 10/02/2016