Community, inclusion and belonging

Kelley Johnson, Jan Walmsley and Marie Wolfe

in People with intellectual disabilities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9781847420695
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302940 | DOI:
Community, inclusion and belonging

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This chapter discusses community and inclusion, which can be frequently found in policy. It reviews these two as mechanisms that can help one achieve a better life, but finds them wanting. The chapter proposes as an alternative that relationship building and ‘belonging’ may provide more tangible ideas to inform one's journey to a good life.

Keywords: community; inclusion; mechanisms; relationship building; belonging

Chapter.  7092 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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