Visit to Lighthouse
Updated: Apr 2
I was invited to talk with Emmauel Akpan-Inwang and Shilpa Belliappa at Lighthouse Children's Homes and discuss how to put my research in practice.
A great afternoon was spent in a local coffee shop discussing the designs and opportunities for children's care homes and playing out theories from my thesis. It was a fantastic experience to engage with people who had the same passions and interests. Lighthouse have specifically created a charity to be able to deliver a new children's home in the UK that will revolutionise the sector.
Lighthouse create homes where children can thrive and where education is central to our approach. They invest in great staff who are able to build authentic relationships in thoughtfully designed physical spaces. There entire approach is informed by social pedagogy – a relationship-based way of working with children.
I am very excited to see how Lighthouse get on in the next year and look forward to collaborating in the future. Thank you Emmanuel & Shilpa it was an absolute pleasure.