4What is a socially valued role (SVR)? “Roles identify the ways that people belong to each other, participate in exchanges with each other, and expect reciprocal responsibility from each other. They identify the contexts in which people learn skills and perform skillfullyand the areas of life where people can experience satisfaction and earn status”(O’Brien, J (2006) p.5
5How can I tell if it is a Socially Valued Role? Will I be missed if I don’t show up?
6Examples of Socially Valued Roles Drama SocietyFundraiserEmployeeFamilyFriendCollegeVolunteerSwim Club
7Elimination of a Socially Valued Role What are the possible effects?Interruption to another SVRElimination of another SVRReplacement with a different SVREmotional consequencesRelationship consequencesReduction of network
11YOU IDENTIFIED THESE ELEMENTS TO MAKE A COMMUNITY People Belonging Groups Common Interests Interacting Culture Education Religion Community Centre Spirit Acceptance Social & Recreational Amenities Public Transport Equality Work Local Heroes Opportunities Clubs Supports Associations Professional Businesses Volunteering Participation
12Community DefinitionPaul Spicker (1995) defined community as: ‘a group of people linked by common characteristics or culture; a group of people linked through social relationships, people living in a confined geographical area; people who share a set of common interests.’
13Community DefinitionGeorge Hillary (1955) presented 94 definitions of Community. His viewpoint was: ‘at the core function and existence of community is PEOPLE. How people act and engage with one another defines both the type of community, how strong and how effective that community is.’
14WHAT IS COMMUNITY INCLUSION? “Allowing individuals to contribute where their decisions are valued through life of community”. “Acceptance and access”. “Decisions, personal responsibility, supported participation, people, opportunity”. “Joining in”. “Being included in all areas of community life and living”.
15THE 3 COMMUNITY ASSETS: Individuals Family/Friends, Acquaintances, Professionals.Associations (usually not for profit and for the benefit of the community).Organisations (usually for profit and legally formed).
16MAROONED!!!!FAMILY & FRIENDS – MOST PEOPLE MADE THE CHOICE TO BRING THIS CATEGORY OF INDIVIDUAL FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS: Support, love, friendship, chat, company, like the person, feel safe with them around, can help get me off the island, cooking, shelter, “would be lost without them”, make me laugh, keeps me happy, can share my worries with them, know my needs, know my medical needs, want them with me, they listen to me, fun, doing things together on the island……..
17LEARNER HANDBOOK FOR LEVEL 5 Information about Community Inclusion (5N1740)Step by step guide through the Assessment – Assignment (40%) and Project (60%)
18ASSIGNMENT Please refer to guidelines for presentation – Page 7 on learner handbook.Assignment: Pages 8 – 10(tick box system).After these session you will be able to complete elements of the assignment.
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