The project was funded by a grant from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Global Research Translations Award (EP/T015160/1) and ran from October 2019 to October 2021. The final project report is available to download below.
The aim of this project is to co-develop best-practice programming guidance for the support of self-recovery that places the priorities and agency of individuals, families and communities at the centre. We also aim to discover more about the wider impacts of humanitarian shelter assistance.
As part of the project's focus on the wider impacts of shelter, we have been researching the connections between shelter and health. These are explored in Towards Healthier Homes in Humanitarian Settings. In 2021, we are focusing particularly on Mental Health. Read our new report, Mindful Sheltering.
“The best way to support self-recovery remains poorly understood. Despite some notable successes, the sector still struggles to know how best to assist self-recovery in a way that keeps the agency of disaster- affected people at its centre” (Schofield and Flinn, 2018)