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The role of formal and informal networks in supporting older people’s care during extreme weather events.

Wistow, J. and Dominelli, L. and Oven, K.J. and Dunn, C.E. and Curtis, S.E. (2015) 'The role of formal and informal networks in supporting older people’s care during extreme weather events.', Policy and politics., 43 (1). pp. 119-135.

Abstract

We use theories of formal and informal networks of care, within a local governance system, to interpret networks supporting older people during extreme weather events. Drawing on international literatures about network governance and emergency management this paper outlines an approach which considers the views of older people and service providers to explore resilience of infrastructures and service agencies. During emergencies, links between different networks of care are important to avoid discontinuities that could endanger older people's health and well-being. This paper explores the scope to draw on local knowledge and local caring networks to inform preparedness for extreme weather.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Author's post-print not to be cited.
Keywords:Ageing and older people, Social networks, Governance, Social care, Resilience.
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557312X655855
Publisher statement:This is a post-peer-review pre-copy edited version of an article published in Policy and politics. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Wistow, J., Dominelli, L., Oven, K.J., Dunn, C.E. & Curtis, S.E. (2015). The role of formal and informal networks in supporting older people's care during extreme weather events. Policy and Politics 43(1): 119-135 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557312X655855
Record Created:28 Nov 2014 16:20
Last Modified:10 Jan 2016 00:31

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