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Steve Cropper, Alison Porter, and Gareth Williams

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348180

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348180.001.0001

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Engaging with communities

Engaging with communities

Chapter:
(p.105) Five Engaging with communities
Source:
Community health and wellbeing
Author(s):

Bronwen Bermingham

Alison Porter

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348180.003.0005

This chapter discusses the lessons that can be learned from the Sustainable Health Action Research Programme (SHARP) in Wales about the character of communities and strategies for engaging with communities. It considers community engagement as a continuing process, and one in which initial engagement and re-engagement offer particular challenges to both communities and to the SHARP partnerships. The chapter evaluates the extent to which communities engaged with the various SHARP projects and suggests that the experience of all the projects within SHARP is at odds with unitary conceptions of community and community leadership.

Keywords:   SHARP, communities, Wales, community engagement, community leadership

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