Download e-book for kindle: Building Stronger Communities by Philip Hughes

By Philip Hughes

ISBN-10: 086840814X

ISBN-13: 9780868408149

ISBN-10: 192141006X

ISBN-13: 9781921410062

A readable e-book that examines in a lucid and sensible approach the potential in which groups could be bolstered. The ebook differs from similar volumes in that it contains large fabric on groups of curiosity, in addition to these in line with locality. It contains worthwhile rules and tips for college students, group staff, precise group leaders, coverage makers and usual voters.

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6% of people 18 to 29. Underneath these changes lie the realities of increasing pressure on partnerships coming from changes in the structure of our society. Increasingly, to buy that dream home, two incomes are required, adding additional pressure to the stresses of rearing young children and attaining economic stability. Research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies among people who have been divorced suggests that those not in the workforce (possibly due to the demands of caring for children) are less likely to find new partners.

The communication can only be knowledge and information, encouragement and support, advice or reprimand. Most practical forms of support that can be offered through face-to-face contacts cannot be offered directly through the Internet. The person on the other end of the cable cannot transport one to hospital if one falls sick, or look after one’s children while one pops out to the shops. Some argue that these virtual communities can only ever be superficial, and that there is a lack of real commitment to others expressed through them.

These relationships are often described as ‘thin ties’ because they tend to exist only within one fragment or a few fragments of our lives. There are few people with whom we have thick ties, but lots of people with whom we have thin ties. Both types of relationships are important. To these two types of relationships, a third should be added. Linkages are the connections that individuals have with organisations, or that organisations have with each other. These are also very important in contemporary society as so much of what happens revolves around the connections we have with the organisations that provide employment and various goods and services.

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