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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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The role of communities in care

The role of communities in care

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(p.5) One The role of communities in care
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Care, community and citizenship
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Michael Hill

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348715.003.0002

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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