Top PDF Making a house a home : The House Project evaluation. March 2017

Making a house a home : The House Project evaluation. March 2017

Making a house a home : The House Project evaluation. March 2017

accommodation That week of me moving was so stressful it was unbelievable. We started on the Monday and I had a visit with my support worker on the Monday so I had to do that for like two hours, and then then later on in the day, (Facilitator) was busy all day so I couldn’t have (Facilitator), so later on that day we only did, we only had like an hour so we just grabbed, grabbed everything out of my room, the boxes, do ‘em in the van…just kept doing that for like an hour and a half or something like that, just piled everything on, and then I stayed at my old, my new house while (Facilitator) went, I stayed up there and like started putting things away and stuff like that, then obviously went back to my [other] property, stayed there that night, stayed Monday night. And then on the Tuesday I actually ordered a removal van to come and get the rest of the stuff because I couldn’t be arsed to wait for (Facilitator), I had to go to work as well, and my wardrobe wouldn’t, well we thought it would but I didn’t want to risk it if it would fit in the Postman Pat van, so I thought oh I might as well just get a van, cos I couldn’t sort of wait for (Facilitator) and for everything else, cos obviously he was working too, it was like … I just wanted to get it done. So I rang a van and then moved the rest of me stuff myself. (Ava)
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Making Ourselves at Home: Representation, Preservation & Interpretation at Canada's House Museums

Making Ourselves at Home: Representation, Preservation & Interpretation at Canada's House Museums

There are of course challenges involved in making more personal histories the subject of interpretation at public institutions. At Prescott House and Gardens Museum (Port Williams, NS) photographs of the home and the family are compiled together in an album laid out for the visitor’s perusal. Pictures show Mary Prescott set against the backdrop of her private abode, enjoying tea with friends and entertaining guests [Figs. 2.17-2.19]. These images, of a more personal nature, are contrasted with those that show the house, its exterior and grounds in different seasons, as well as an array of uninhabited interiors and rooms prior to restoration [Fig. 2.20]. The album pictures the people and the place of a domestic life. Labels in the album draw attention to items in the home. They identify family members by their first names and guests, more formerly, by their titles and last names. Many of the images are accompanied by their original descriptions in italics: “John accompanies Bron and Sheila to get milk, Bubbles sniffs at the basket” [Fig. 2.18]. Holland points out that family photography is a private medium. 294 The visitor to the house museum, therefore, may have
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Making a house a home: Local Authorities and disabled adaptations

Making a house a home: Local Authorities and disabled adaptations

We found the council had not consulted with social workers and other health professionals involved in Ben’s care for a second time. The council had lost Ben’s file so it was difficult to understand what work had been agreed and much of the work, such as rendering an extension, could not be described as disabled adaptations to meet Ben’s needs. This meant the pot of money available to complete adaptations had been significantly reduced and the family were left unsure whether their house met Ben’s needs.

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Making a House a Home : The House Project Evaluation

Making a House a Home : The House Project Evaluation

Research and practice evidence indicates that young people who leave care aged 16 and 17 (the more vulnerable early leaver group), tend to fare worse after care, and experience a greater level of risk (for example, housing breakdowns, poor outcomes in EET and wellbeing). However, these risks can be embedded within the circumstances in which these young people leave their care placements, rather than attributed to age alone, for example, in the unplanned or unsupported moves to unregulated transitional or transient accommodation and whether they are able to access ongoing support. By focusing on younger care leavers it could be said that the HP is responding to the reality that some young people move on from their care placements early at 16 or 17, either through choice, or because placements break down and options become exhausted, or due to the less comfortable scenario in which some young people are rushed out of care to free up care placements. The HP model has the potential to reduce that risk by providing a planned and highly supported transition which, having permanency running through its core, could reduce the number of post-care moves that young people need to make before finding their home after care. In doing so it could address the tensions that exist within the current system, where services are striving to provide young people with a delayed and gradual move from care whilst contending with the realities of limited availability in transitional options and the fact that the choice and preference for many care leavers is to move into their own tenancy as soon as possible, using intermediate options as short-term stop gaps
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The Home Improvement Scheme. Making Every House a Home

The Home Improvement Scheme. Making Every House a Home

London Rebuilding Society carried out improvements, sorting out the damp, fixing the extension and installing a new kitchen and bathroom. For a loan of £33,000 Michael was able to pay off his small remaining mortgage, stop work, and enjoy life in a home fit for his retirement.

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Engineering a stem cell house into a home

Engineering a stem cell house into a home

tissue must refl ect this detail. However, the eff ect of dimensionality on cells is complex to study and a means to do this has yet to be fully realized, making two-dimensional biomaterials approaches to deconstruct and study indi- vidual niche components particularly attrac tive. Extrinsic regulation of aSCs by niche elements - including cell-cell contact mediators, secreted signaling factors, extracellular matrix (ECM), substrate stiff ness and topography, nutritional para meters (O 2 , nutrients), pH, temperature, fl uid fl ow, mecha nical stress (that is, cyclic strain) and even gravity - can all be probed in two-dimensions to generate a modular toolbox of stem cell regulation that can be used in future three-dimensional niche reconstruction [5]. While our focus here is extrinsic stem cell regulation, it should be noted that intrinsic regulation is fundamentally important and typically both intrinsic and extrinsic regulation act in concert to modu late cell behavior [6]. In this section we will discuss several niche parameters and the approaches used to probe them in two dimensions using examples from the literature.
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Making the New Zealand House 1792 – 1982

Making the New Zealand House 1792 – 1982

published in London in 1877, while W.N. Blair's 1879 treatise on building materials was the first locally published book. Later in the study period, background and evidence based guidance material became available, notably from the New Zealand Forest Service (and its predecessors) or the Building Research Bureau which was formed in 1959. This research has for the first time traced the development of New Zealand education books. It was not until 1902 that a local carpentry book was published, albeit for school classes. Another 42 years lapsed before the AEWS published a set of five carpentry booklets for adult training in 1944. The 1948 "The Australian Carpenter" was available in New Zealand, and acted as the model for the Government Printer's 1958 publication for trade certificate students, "Carpentry in New Zealand." This remained the principal source of house building knowledge through its numerous reprints and three editions. Its commercial opposition, first published in 1968 with a metric revision in 1973 and a third edition in 1981, was aimed at School Certificate level students. Do-it-yourself guides have a longer history, with "Brett's Colonists' Guide" first published in 1883, with expanded editions in 1897 and 1902. This research has for the first time shown a 1900s book previously thought to be of New Zealand origin was in fact England-sourced and published. The first local home handyman guide was published in 1939. In later years, overseas publications were revised for New Zealand conditions. Perhaps the most popular topics were on selecting a house and the refurbishment of older homes, with a number of books published from 1976.
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Belmont House Private Nursing Home, OSV 0000014, 14 March 2018

Belmont House Private Nursing Home, OSV 0000014, 14 March 2018

The provider and or the person in charge is required to set out what action they have taken or intend to take to comply with the regulation in order to bring the centre back into compliance. The plan should be SMART in nature. Specific to that regulation, Measurable so that they can monitor progress, Achievable and Realistic, and Time bound. The response must consider the details and risk rating of each regulation set out in section 2 when making the response. It is the provider’s responsibility to ensure they implement the actions within the timeframe.

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Aisling House Nursing Home, OSV 0000003, 11 April 2017

Aisling House Nursing Home, OSV 0000003, 11 April 2017

Staff were observed to show genuine empathy and respect in their dealings and communications with individual residents. Staff were seen to give an explanation to residents before they offered support and assistance. Residents and relatives spoken with during the inspection were positive about the caring nature of staff in the centre. Throughout the inspection residents were seen to be making choices about how their day to day life was spent at the centre. For example when to get up, what to choose at meal times, where to spend time in the centre and whether to get involved in the
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Parke House Nursing Home, OSV 0000083, 7 March 2018

Parke House Nursing Home, OSV 0000083, 7 March 2018

The provider and or the person in charge is required to set out what action they have taken or intend to take to comply with the regulation in order to bring the centre back into compliance. The plan should be SMART in nature. Specific to that regulation, Measurable so that they can monitor progress, Achievable and Realistic, and Time bound. The response must consider the details and risk rating of each regulation set out in section 2 when making the response. It is the provider’s responsibility to ensure they implement the actions within the timeframe.

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A Program Evaluation of the Hope House

A Program Evaluation of the Hope House

understanding of the structural and individual issues that may trigger homelessness (Minnery & Greenhalgh, 2007). Programs and policies must provide prevention, early intervention, crisis intervention, and long-term support strategies that facilitate independence, as well as services that enable homeless clients to gain a skillset that can lead to social competence, maintaining financial stability, securing a “home,” and exiting social exclusion (Minnery & Greenhalgh, 2007). Hartnett and Postmus (2010) looked at 97 shelter agencies and found that the primary areas of attention for many sheltering programs are the policies on admissions and length of stay, and activities of daily living. These consist of policies on screening processes, banning or barring from shelters, length of stay in shelters, processes to extend length of stay, designated smoking areas, required participation in chores, regulated telephone access, specified wake up times, lights out times, and restricted access to television and recreational activities (Hartnett & Postmus, 2010). Green (2005) identified a best practices model that had components of a “creation of a local interagency coordinating body with formal decision making authority to ensure the development and implementation of a common mission,” an “assigned centralized authority that has decision making capacities for the homeless assistance system,” and a
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Athlunkard House Nursing Home, OSV 0000729, 6 March 2018

Athlunkard House Nursing Home, OSV 0000729, 6 March 2018

The provider and or the person in charge is required to set out what action they have taken or intend to take to comply with the regulation in order to bring the centre back into compliance. The plan should be SMART in nature. Specific to that regulation, Measurable so that they can monitor progress, Achievable and Realistic, and Time bound. The response must consider the details and risk rating of each regulation set out in section 2 when making the response. It is the provider’s responsibility to ensure they implement the actions within the timeframe.

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House/work: home as a space of work and consumption

House/work: home as a space of work and consumption

The employment of paid domestic workers highlights the close relationship between consumption and work in the home. Work for one person, the employee, is consumption for another, the employer. As this quote shows, the work of making home can be considerable, and the consumption that goes into establishing and maintaining a particular lifestyle at home can be considerable too. Stuart Aitken has argued that ‘ work creates place ’ (2009 p. 190), and this paper examines how homes are linked to wider economic, social and environmental systems by the consumption work that goes on in them. It examines the relationship between work and consumption in the home and argues that these two activities are not necessarily distinguishable. Housework and consumption have often been regarded as binary opposites, and research has tended to see its focus as on one or the other. Consumption is generally thought of as a leisure activity, a form a relaxation and the opposite of work: it might be a browse in the shopping centre, a self-indulgent meal or a holiday in the sun. However, this paper shows that consumption is also closely bound up with necessary activities and work, particularly in the home. In fact, among the fi rst mass-produced consumer objects were cleaning products aimed at reducing the drudgery of housework and from the turn of the 20th century, housewives were targeted by early advertisers as home economists taught them that their new job was to shop (Matthews 1987; Strasser 1982). Refocusing on the work of consumption allows for a broader understanding of both activities.
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The Right Home Project. March 2017

The Right Home Project. March 2017

A limitation of the evaluation was the absence of the voices of young people who had exited the RHP services in an unplanned way, due to eviction or non-engagement. Staff members were not able to administer exit measures and, since these young people were usually hard to reach, the resources required to establish contact were not available. Time scales for all RHP options becoming operational; young people and families taking up options, and restricted evaluation follow-up timescales meant that many of the service users were still in the relatively early stages of their RHP option by T2. This limited the extent to which change over time could be assessed. Resources were insufficient to extend the evaluation fully beyond the original endpoint of March 2016 to allow a longer data collection time frame. Instead, the evaluation closed down for 5 months and re- opened for one month to gather a final round of data (T3). Update information on service users was provided by services leads and on how the RHP was progressing. Although the data monitoring systems that had been introduced at baseline had not been
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Shifting selves: home beyond the house

Shifting selves: home beyond the house

wonderful trip… Although my China trip was fantastic, I see New Zealand as my home. Look, there are two flags on my desk—the national flags of China and of New Zealand (see Figure 28) . I truly, truly love the two flags. China is my first homeland, while New Zealand is my second homeland. I

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Flagship House HOME USER GUIDE

Flagship House HOME USER GUIDE

Your newly constructed home needs to be acclimatised gently for the first 12 months so that it can dry out gradually. When you move into your new home there is moisture present that was absorbed by the building materials during construction. To ensure the materials used in constructing your home dry out gradually, try and keep an even temperature throughout your home. If you move in during the winter months, try to avoid increasing the central heating up to the highest setting. This will accelerate the drying out period and may create shrinkage. At the same time the evaporating moisture needs to be ventilated away in order to avoid problems with dampness and condensation. Assist this drying out process by leaving windows and vents open whenever possible.
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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number CBP 7919, 10 March 2017: Spring Budget 2017: A summary

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number CBP 7919, 10 March 2017: Spring Budget 2017: A summary

…The change to national insurance will require legislation of its own, it won’t be part of the Finance Bill, that’s always what happens with national insurance changes and those elements of the package will be brought forward by the autumn, as I say making lower paid self employed workers better off and we will publish a paper which will explain the full effects of the changes to class 2 and class 4, along with some changes we plan to make on rights and protections for self employed workers including on issues like pension rights and parental rights and maternity pay. 39

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House of Lords Library Note: Number LLN-2017-0013, 13 March 2017: Work of the Ad Hoc Committees in 2014–15: House of Lords Affordable Childcare Committee

House of Lords Library Note: Number LLN-2017-0013, 13 March 2017: Work of the Ad Hoc Committees in 2014–15: House of Lords Affordable Childcare Committee

On 12 June 2014, the House of Lords Affordable Childcare Committee was appointed to consider issues relating to affordable childcare, and to make recommendations. The Committee looked in depth at a range of issues, including government funding for childcare. At the time of the Committee’s report, the Coalition Government was investing £5.2 billion annually in early education and childcare. That figure was set to rise to £6.4 billion in the 2015–20 Parliament and, to date, the current Government has maintained this commitment. The stated aims of this investment in childcare were, and broadly remain: to promote child development for all children; to narrow the gap in attainment between the most disadvantaged children and their “better off” peers; and to enable parents to work. The
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House of Cards Credit Card Project

House of Cards Credit Card Project

“In choosing a few credit cards, I tended to go with companies familiar to me, believing that name recognition amounted to honesty and decency. I relied solely on what I was told when I signed up for the credit card, the information printed in big bold letters all over the front of an offer. Lack of time and a belief that a company would be as loyal to me as I to them, I neglected to pay attention to the fine print. I remember thinking that my trust in a company was all I needed in managing my money. I’m a pretty smart guy, but I was completely wrong. “The bottom line is that your trust or loyalty means very little. Companies look out for their bottom line and that means making money. They make money from the fees and interest rates detailed in the fine print. “
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