At Home Renaissance Foundation we have talked many times about the importance of home care. But we present a new perspective - that if in itself care is vital in the development of the person, then it is even more so with those facing difficulties.
We launched the book in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University. The editors and some of the authors participated from different countries. Here are some of the main messages and videos.
We can be happy, despite everything we are experiencing. This is the first big conclusion we reached after two days talking about happiness in the home and how domestic life contributes to the happiness of society.
2020 has seen HRF rising to the challenge of COVID19 and the implications for our lives and homes. Look here at our 2019 Directors' Report to find more details of our many other activities and events over the last 12 months. Our commitment to build a research-base on the study of the work of the home, to champion recognition of the value of this work and to support homemakers, has never been more vital nor more timely.
One of the emerging themes of the current crisis is the awareness of a previous undervaluing of carers. As one carer has put it, “We have gone from ‘low-skilled’ workers to ‘key’ workers in less than a month – but our jobs remain the same, caring for the most vulnerable in our society.”