The Family Support Network
This project looks at the future of cancer prevention through supporting young families to make healthy choices for their children. Inequality surrounds many aspects of cancer development. For example, obesity increases a person’s risk of developing 13 known cancers, and children from poorer areas are twice as likely to be obese than children in affluent areas. Through the experience of 21 year-old care worker Lindsay and her son, Sam, we explore the opportunities and benefits of a connected family support system using collective intelligence. I’ve designed a network, within which healthcare services and community agencies work in collaboration with the food industry to sustain a more proactive and inclusive family support network.
There are three major aspects to the Family Support Network; its accessibility, dietary support, and the fact that it is a dynamic, self-developing system.