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

Jonathan Wistow, Lena Dominelli, Katie Oven, Christine Dunn, Sarah Curtis

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-135
Number of pages17
JournalPolicy and Politics
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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