2017 State of the Family Report – The Meaning of Home

The Meaning of Home is Anglicare Australia’s 17th State of the Family report. It explores the importance of home, or particular qualities of home, to the people the Anglicare network works with and in the services it provides.

It features articles from Anglicare network members that explore the significance of home in the nature and design of a range of services – from aged care to community mental health – from all across the country, and for people of different ages and backgrounds.

It also includes a series of stories or ‘portraits’ where people who use our network’s services tell us, in their own words, what home means to them.

The experiences and the insights shared in this report provide a strong sense of what people want from their lives and underscore the importance of working with people to design and provide the services they need.