A City Turned Upside Down – Video Poem

    A City Turned Upside Down by Rosie Stenhouse   Lockdown City streets lie empty No longer bustling with tourists and office workers Buildings, like sentries, line…

The City Turned Upside Down

What does trust look like to you? For someone to leave a situation like this, when they presumably have had many other offers to do so, indicates something pretty…

We Lived on a Planet – Participant Poem

We Lived on a Planet   We lived on a planet so full of wonder and despair Of beauty and neglect, and hopelessness and care An ever shifting…

Conference Bench or Sleeping Bench?

This tweet in May 2020 was by a frontline worker who had a meeting outside sitting on a bench where one of the people they support lived for…

Imagine (if you can) – Participant Poem

Imagine (if you can)   Imagine you live in a single room Share a toilet and shower with ten others Imagine people knock on your door – 10pm,…

The Empty Streets

One of the strangest effects of lockdown in a busy and bustling tourist city such as Edinburgh was the silence of the streets. An odd, unsettling sight. Freedom…

Living Through Covid – Participant Poem

Living Through Covid   As I look around my living room and close over the door I stare out the window in a box like state I no…

Remote Office Space

Frontline workers in outreach were in a unique situation – when everyone else was stuck working from home in front of their screen, they had the run of…

New Meeting Spaces

There’s freedom in working in fresh green spaces. The colours of the gorse in Spring lifts the spirits. During this time – the most severe of lockdowns to…

A Crisis Emerging – Video Poem

  A Crisis Emerging by Rosie Stenhouse   Sometime autumn 2019: In another corner of the world A virus, invisible, Silent moves through the population Occupying their bodies…

Greyfriars Bobby

Even one of the most well-known features of Edinburgh’s old city was affected by the pandemic. How does wearing a mask impact your attempts to connect with people?…

Landmark Showing Us the Way

This statue of poet and songwriter Robert Fergusson is outside Canongate Kirk on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. The masked statue sends a message to all who pass about the…

Relationships – Video Poem

  Relationships by Rosie Stenhouse   We are relational   Talking Face to face Building trust Listening Hearing Feeling   Taking time Walking alongside Supporting Persuading Informing Helping…

Missing You

As time went on, we all felt the loss of seeing friends, of that ‘real life’ interaction. This was so hard for people who were used to living…

Leaking Back Onto the Streets

Most people benefitted from finally having some stability in their lives, a dry place to sleep and nutritious food daily. But despite the great efforts of frontline workers…

Puggy the Dog

Milestone House was set up during the Covid19 pandemic as a 10 bed step-up/step-down unit for people experiencing homeless who were discharged from acute hospital care. Puggy the…

Creative Care Boxes

The Creative Care Boxes were a way to share experiences, with kindness – a cuppa and a biscuit, as well as giving a helping hand to those who…

Everyone Home – Video Poem

  Everyone Home by Rosie Stenhouse   Everyone off the streets Everyone accommodated Everyone safe from covid19   Prescriptions delivered Food delivered No need to go out  …

Walk A Mile – Video Song

This song was written, sung, played and recorded by one of the participants of the Living Through Covid project. Creative responses have been key to producing this research,…

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