Welcome to my first blog the genHOME project.
My colleagues and I at York St John University are very excited
to have been awarded the contact to run the project. It is
however worth mentioning from the start that we hope there will be
many opportunities over the next three years for other people from
the Specialist Section in Housing, housing practitioners, members
of the public with disabilities, policy makers, researchers and
academics to join in and contribute the aims of the project.
So what have we been up to so far?
Well the contract between York St John and College of
Occupational Therapists started on 1 January 2012. Since then
we have been working hard developing this website, the e-newsletter
(sign up here) and setting out
the work plan for the first year.
the genHOME Steering Group held its first full meeting at COT
headquarters. Further information regarding the Steering
Group can be found here.
My first talks for the project will be to recruit willing
volunteers to the working sub-groups to help us map out the
existing evidence for effective housing design and
adaptations. Specifically, I need help carrying out a
systematic map of the literature and to do this I am looking for
people who may be able to help with some hand searching of journals
and literature reviewing. If you are interested email me at
Well I will use this blog to keep you updated on what I am doing
and in future to discuss any key themes or issues coming out of the
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