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Family futuresChildhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods$
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Anne Power

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847429728

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847429728.001.0001

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Family roles in community matters

Family roles in community matters

Chapter:
(p.17) Two Family roles in community matters
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Family futures
Author(s):

Anne Power

Helen Willmot

Rosemary Davidson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847429728.003.0002

This chapter examines why involvement in community activity and decision making matters to parents; what enhances or detracts from a sense of community; and how rapid change can undermine it. It presents parents’ views on what makes communities work and what needs to be done to make families feel part of what is happening, using Sure Start as a prime example of how interventions on behalf of families can work.

Keywords:   community activity, decision making, parents’ views, Sure Start, families

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