Try to Put Yourselves in Our Skin: The Experience of Wardies and Homies— Leonie Sheedy


This paper describes some of the experiences, skills and knowledge of ‘Wardies’ and ‘Homies’ – former state wards, foster children and those who grew up in Children’s Homes and orphanages. It also invites social workers and other health professionals to come to terms with the history of these professions.