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

Wistow, Jonathan, Dominelli, Lena, Oven, Katie, Dunn, Christine and Curtis, Sarah (2015) The role of formal and informal networks in supporting older people's care during extreme weather events. Policy & Politics, 43 (1). pp. 119-135. ISSN 0305-5736

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: ageing and older people, social networks, governance, social care, resilience
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
L300 Sociology
L500 Social Work
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2019 14:35
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 14:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41411

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