Community caresearch for term

Any form of assistance, support and care that enables people to overcome or manage whatever condition, disability or set of life circumstances they face. ‘Community-based’ refers to the idea that vulnerable people should live alongside ‘ordinary’ people in their local communities, rather than be segregated. This type of care tends to be seen as the best setting in which to empower the user to participate in society and to take control of his/her own life.