Sound Voice and the CHAMPIONS Project (UCL and DMU) are working in partnership to produce an immersive sound installation which enables audiences and researchers to better understand the impact of temporary accommodation on the health and wellbeing of children and families in the UK.
FLY/WORK/GROW uses cutting edge spatial audio design and platforms unheard sung and spoken narratives of children and parents affected by homelessness. It focuses particularly on the invisible experiences and needs of the children.
Audiences are invited to reflect on the importance of home and policymakers will hear real-life, under-represented voices for the first time as an immersive experience.
Our digital knowledge exchange platform and public engagement activities will produce tailored public health messages, resulting in briefings for academia, housing and engineering, charity and health and social care professionals.
This work will raise the profile of families affected by homelessness and temporary accommodation and highlight the need to transform thinking and practice regarding what is needed to support children and families. This will result in innovative knowledge exchange and policy impact across further sectors.