At Home with Children: Learning from Lockdown
The At Home with Children project explores issues relating to the family home that many families have been through during the recent UK lockdowns. The increased density of occupation of the family home and the disrupted home-life norms during the lockdowns made many families question the 'liveability' of their homes while it affected mental health, productivity and well-being.
Informed by a nationwide survey and experiential accounts of child and adult family members, this research explores inter-relationships between social experience, psychological well-being and everyday domestic space.
Currently we are exploring how well did the family home meet each family’s lockdown needs through a questionnaire. This questionnaire will provide evidence that will help evaluate standards for new housing in England and Scotland and inform urgent policy-making.
At the same time, focusing on the liveability of dwellings set against complex home/school/work conditions, the study aims to capture the spatial forms of resilience that have emerged in response to the lockdown in order to better support families’ social and psychological well-being.
To take part you must be living in England or Scotland, and have spent at least one COVID-19 lockdown period in your primary dwelling, living with children and/or young people (aged 1-17 years).
What will I be asked to do?
You will be asked to take part in an online survey which will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey will ask you about patterns of occupation during the pandemic and perceived impacts of these conditions for your household. Your own satisfaction with your home before and during lockdown will be also explored, as well as any changes that you made to the home to improve lockdown home life.
When and where?
The survey can be completed anytime intil 30th June 2021.
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