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Promoting social inclusion through building bridges and bonds

McConkey, Roy and Collins, Suzanne (2009) Promoting social inclusion through building bridges and bonds. In: Understanding and promoting access for people with learning difficulties: Seeing the opportunities and challenges of risk. (Eds: Seale, Jane and Nind, Melanie), Routledge, pp. 124-139. ISBN 978-0-415-47948-6 [Book section]

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This chapter addresses the theme of access in relation to community participation and social networks. It uses results from recent research into social inclusion and community participation to explore four key questions: What is meant by social inclusion? What is it that excludes people? What would make a difference to their life? What kind of supports are required to promote social inclusion? The chapter illuminates the concept of building bridges and bonds (see concept maps) through its focus on the role of support staff in facilitating community access (especially those working in supported accommodation) and the management of the associated risks.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ID Code:5894
Deposited By: Prof Roy McConkey
Deposited On:04 Jan 2010 12:44
Last Modified:23 Jul 2012 13:57

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