July 22, 2021, 9:06 pm
Aim: To provide people with learning disabilities living in group homes with the platform to share their experiences about what ‘home’ means to them, producing a checklist and toolkit that they can use to evaluate this.
July 22, 2021, 9:45 pm
Outputs (x 3 locations, each with 2 facilitators)
– 1 preparatory workshop for 8 participants, doing a group activity exploring what ‘home’ means to participants (table-cloth exercise).
– 1 preparatory workshop for 8 participants to practice using the camera, doing a treasure hunt activity to explore things in the locality/area that they like / dislike.
– 3 further sessions to discuss the themes explored within the photography work related to homeliness.
– 1 session to co-curate exhibition with community arts organisation.
– A public exhibition, showcasing the participants’ photographic work, engaging the public, policymakers, service-providers and fellow group-home residents with insight into the personal experiences communicated by our participants about what home means to them.
July 22, 2021, 9:50 pm
1. To provide individuals with the opportunity to share their experiences of homeliness in group home settings while developing photography skills as a communication method.
2. To identify aspects of the lived experience of homeliness in group homes as understood by adults with learning disabilities.
3. To coproduce a checklist and toolkit for service providers and residents to use to evaluate and enhance homeliness in group homes.
4. To explore the potential impact of using the checklist and toolkit to gather feedback to design a future trial.
July 23, 2021, 3:48 am
Aim: To access the impact of climate change on the mental health of the Guyanese Indigenous utilizing the concept mapping and photovoice approach.
July 23, 2021, 4:34 am
Aim: To determine how climate change has affected the mental health of Guyana’s indigenous populations through concept mapping and photovoice presentations.
Objectives: (1) To give community leaders and members and opportunity to voice their thoughts on how we can best present their plight of how climate change has been affecting them
(2) To use photovoice to see what it is the indigenous people experience that is not usually visible to people who do not go into their communities
(3) To empower the indigenous to raise their voices about issues affecting them by showing them that their input is valued and needed to help us to make their communities stronger.
(4) To make it known nationally that climate change and mental health are real issues in our society that need addressing urgently if we are to stop and even begin reversing their negative effects on our people.
Outputs: (1)Two concept mapping workshops with 12 participants to (i) generate statements and then (ii) to sort statements by feasibility and importance
(2) One week of photovoice training to familiarise the participants with the use of photovoice as a means of voicing their issues.
(3) 4 weekly sessions where participants present the photos they take to highlight how they think climate change has affected the mental health of their people
(4) A discussion session with participants where they tell us what they believe would be the best way for us to present their case.
July 23, 2021, 10:50 am
Thanks Katy for outlining the aims and objectives of our project!
I would add another overall aim – to raise awareness of the importance of the dimension of ‘homeliness’ as defined by residents with intellectual disabilities among service providers, policy makers and inspectors/regulators of residential services.
We have had to be very specific about eg number of workshops for our funders, but I wonder if we might wish to revisit this and add more flexibility/
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