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Community and ageingMaintaining quality of life in housing with care settings$
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Simon Evans

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420718

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420718.001.0001

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Promoting a sense of community in housing with care settings

Promoting a sense of community in housing with care settings

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(p.71) Six Promoting a sense of community in housing with care settings
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Community and ageing
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Simon Evans

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420718.003.0006

This chapter examines how community is conceptualised, promoted, and perceived in housing with care settings. This includes a consideration of how providers have attempted to create communities in extra care schemes and retirement villages and the extent to which residents experience them as such. Social capital, the provision of facilities, design factors, and interaction with the wider community are the issues considered to be important in housing with care settings. This chapter also identifies the roles of community in supporting quality of life and social wellbeing. It discusses the challenges to promoting community in housing with care settings. It explains that opportunities to interact with the wider community are crucial to many of those living in housing with care settings. Thus, it explores how these opportunities can be promoted, and examines some of the potential challenges, including access to transport, design factors, and location.

Keywords:   community, housing with care, retirement villages, social capital, facilities, design factors, location, transport

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