In the first episode of our Healing Spaces series, we discuss whether healing spaces within the justice system are possible, and if so, what this could look like.
Edwina speaks with Lilly Lewis, One Small Thing’s Women’s Involvement Advisor about her experiences in the justice system and the importance of considering physical space when supporting women’s recovery from trauma.
In this episode we also meet those involved in the design of Hope Street, our pilot residential community for justice-involved women and their children. Dr Madeline Petrillo, Associate professor of Criminology from Greenwich University has been researching the co-production design process we used, and she is joined by Mike Worthington former director of Snug Architects and lead architect on Hope Street. They discuss what they have learnt about designing a space for women affected by the justice system that aims to be trauma informed. We also hear from one of the women involved in the consultation processes for Hope Street, and her impressions of the physical environment when she visited the final building at the opening event this year.
Read more about Hope Street: https://onesmallthing.org.uk/hopestreet
Learn more about Madeline’s work here: https://www.gre.ac.uk/people/rep/las/madeline-petrillo
Learn about Snug Architects: https://www.snugarchitects.co.uk/
Read more about the One Small Thing charity here.
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