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Care, community and citizenshipResearch and practice in a changing policy context$
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Susan Balloch and Michael Hill

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348715

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348715.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Care, community and citizenship
Author(s):

Susan Balloch

Michael Hill

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348715.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins by briefly setting out the main objectives of the book. The first is to question current approaches to ‘community care’, in which the meaning of community is ill-defined and the concept of care is taken for granted. The second aim is to identify effective strategies and practices, and the thinking that lies behind these, through which individuals may be supported to live normally and safely within communities regardless of income and wealth, age, impairment, gender, or ethnicity. This includes not only those who come under the conventional community care umbrella – older people and those with physical and sensory impairments and mental health problems – but families with young people under anti-social behaviour orders and women experiencing domestic violence as well. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   community care, social care, older people, families, young people, women, domestic violence

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