The Importance of Home

95,450 households are living in temporary accommodation.
Every four minutes, even as you read this, another household becomes homeless.

We meet families and children with lived experience of temporary housing, temporary accommodations and women’s refuges and listen to their experiences. Working with survivors of domestic abuse, people who have been affected by homelessness and an interdisciplinary team of cross sector experts, and researchers from The Champions Project, we redefine the importance of home. Together, we aim to understand how the quality of domestic environments impact a child’s wellbeing, their development and potential.

We are platforming unheard voices to produce immersive performance experiences and music created from real, personal narratives. The work invites a deep reflection on the disconnect between society’s belief in an equal right to a home and the true story.

We’ll join forces with communities and researchers in the UK, Brazil, India and Lebanon to imagine alternative solutions for homes which are designed with the needs of children and families at their heart.

Audiences and professionals working across healthcare, housing, social sectors and in policy are invited to consider the value of home, supporting the research of the Champions Project and their recommendations for future change.

*95,450 households were reported as living in temporary accommodation on 31st March 2021. This is available at: MHCLG, Live tables on homelessness, Statutory Homelessness Live Tables, Table TA1.

*119,830 children were reported as living in temporary accommodation on 31st March 2021. This is available at: MHCLG, Live tables on homelessness, Statutory Homelessness Live Tables, Table TA1.

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The Importance of Home
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