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Family roles in community matters

Anne Power, Helen Willmot and Rosemary Davidson

in Family futures

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9781847429728
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302315 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847429728.003.0002
Family roles in community matters

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This chapter examines why involvement in community activity and decision making matters to parents; what enhances or detracts from a sense of community; and how rapid change can undermine it. It presents parents’ views on what makes communities work and what needs to be done to make families feel part of what is happening, using Sure Start as a prime example of how interventions on behalf of families can work.

Keywords: community activity; decision making; parents’ views; Sure Start; families

Chapter.  12683 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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