Promoting social inclusion through building bridges and bonds

Roy McConkey, Suzanne Collins

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnderstanding and promoting access for people with learning difficulties: Seeing the opportunities and challenges of risk
    EditorsJane Seale, Melanie Nind
    ISBN (Print)978-0-415-47948-6
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2009


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