Keeping a home
We may endlessly moan about teenagers and their messy bedrooms, but for some people living in a house is extremely difficult. Not everyone can cope with looking after a home. Some people, for instance, are compulsive hoarders and become trapped by piles of collected items. Other people become stuck in their chaotic lives, perhaps because of an addiction to drink or drugs, and become unable to manage the upkeep of a home. For others, perhaps elderly, or suffering from illness, the burdens of cleaning and tidying a home are too great.
Art and Images
This part of the house is activity based. In this section you are invited to look at some images of home and homelessness. What do the pictures suggest to you or remind you of? What ideas come to mind? Some of these pictures might inspire and engage you; others might challenge or disturb you.
You might like to take or find some photographs of your own and create a collage or album for you or your group to look at. You could perhaps put copies of the pictures around your own group space so that you move around to look at or compare them. In your journey through these resources you could also write down some thoughts and ideas in your journal or blog or, if you are doing this in a group, write some words reflecting your thoughts on a piece of paper.