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Community isn’t a place, it’s a set of relationships

A colleague sent me this blog post that interested me. It argues that although social care has worked well to move service provision from building based services to in people’s homes and localities, services still rely on relationships with people. It introduces Shared Lives Plus, an alternative to home care and care homes for disabled adults and older people. Although the support people from this community may need may differ, it highlights a system and support for workers that enables relationships to continue and develop. Is there something we could learn from this model to support workers who care for young people?