The National Maritime Museum's Community Development Team worked with people in local sheltered housing to find out what brought them to London and what types of accommodation they have had since their arrival.
The project was conducted in conjunction with the Peabody Trust and Age Exchange in Blackheath. Its participants were families and older people living in the sheltered housing unit on the Vanguard Estate in Deptford, together with first generation, post-war immigrants resident at the Len Clifton House in Lewisham.
The work was launched and promoted using installations created by community artists 'Cut and Paste'. This was followed by a series of workshops and exercises with residents to explore housing issues and what makes a home for them.