Posts tagged with Codesign

Learning on the go: trialing Lively Home Care

Over the course of the last seven weeks, thirteen older residents of Darebin Council area in Melbourne and three young helpers aged 18–23 have been working together to try out a new vision for home care. During this time, the helpers, who have no formal training in caring outside of that provided by Lively, have been providing a helping hand, support and companionship to our Lively “members” — the older participants in our trial.

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Lively co-design: because we have to do it together

“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
— Aboriginal Activists Group, Queensland, 1970s

This quote, born out of Australian indigenous activism, neatly expresses how we want to think about Lively Home Care; it acts as a compass for us as we navigate the uncertain territory of designing a new model for caring.

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