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The role of communities in care

Michael Hill

in Care, community and citizenship

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348715
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301608 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348715.003.0002
The role of communities in care

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What do people, including governments, mean when they expect communities to be involved in care? The answers which are given to that question depend on what communities are understood to be. This chapter therefore examines some of the problems about uses of the concept of community, particularly when it is related to care. What kinds of assumptions are made about what communities are, and how various subgroups and families are (or are not) embedded in them?

Keywords: community; care; families

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