So, not for the faint hearted!
'Therapeutic Living With Other People's Children' has been a major archive and oral history project engaging with the history and heritage of residential therapeutic child care between 1930 and 1980. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, between January 2010 and October 2011 the Planned Environment Therapeutic Trust (PETT) worked with volunteers from five children's communities to record personal histories, preserve the archives of individuals and communities, and help people to share and learn about their own, and other people's heritage. Although the funding has come to an end, the work goes on!
The Archive and Study Centre welcomes volunteers interested in learning about oral history, sharing their heritage, history and memories, or learning how to care for historical records and archives. Based in Toddington in Gloucestershire, the Planned Environment Therapy Trust's charitable mission is to support, promote, record, value and celebrate therapeutic work in caring, healing environments, institutions and communities for children, young people and adults, through the use of its Archive and Conference Facilities.
Read the Project Newsletters: Click here (Adobe pdf required)
Planned Environment Therapy Trust website - www.pettrust.org.uk
Heritage Lottery Fund website - www.hlf.org.uk
Would you like a hardcopy of the project booklet?
Contact: Planned Environment Therapy Trust
Toddington near Cheltenham
Glos. GL54 5DK
Ask for "The Project Brochure"