YOUR FIRST HOME
Barking & Dagenham
“It is well understood that young care leavers are significantly impacted by the housing system and the need to rely on corporate parents. The small sites in the borough offer an opportunity to respond through innovation and create homes that are both aspirational and safe for young people leaving care.” [Excerpt]
As part of the partnership with LivShare, the studio contributed to a report for BeFirst and Barking & Dagenham council. A new housing scheme was highlighted in a report that focused on the direct support networks of young people in the area.
Taking a hands on holistic approach in the design process, the studio created and conducted surveys with groups such has the YMCA Thames Gateway, Achieving for Children, and Social Work England.
Based on the research findings, a comprehensible solution for care leavers was created with scalable informed designs.
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