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Running head: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTThe assignment is not up to the mark. I have provided you with a clear templatesuggesting theories that can be used in this assignment. You haven’t used any of thetheories given.Strength based approach is also not clear. Neoliberalism is also not clear. I have givenyou my first part marks as well.i think you haven’t checked that one.I need this assignment by tonight with all the amendments as I have to submit bytomorrow afternoon.
1COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTIntroduction:The first half of the research project on hoarding and squalor disorders discussedabout the social stigma that is associated with this mental condition along with the risks andassessment op people suffering from hoarding and squalor. It is related with the Diogenessyndrome that have over the years have been understood as the senile breakdown or senilesyndrome or social breakdown. It leads to self-neglect and social exclusion from thecommunity (Huish & Darnell, 2011). It impinges on the health of the family members of thepatient and leads to the lack of motivation for cleaning in the person. These conditions haveenhance the dependency in the community as a result of high number of individuals sufferingfrom the illness as they need urgent attention. (Rasmussen, Steketee, Frost, Tolin & Brown,2014)Where we are now in the Project:The second half of the project work is about developinga database and literature review on hoarding and squalor disorder which is recentlycategorized as mental health disorder. Macmillan & Shaw engaged in a study of population insqualor and found that they were undergoing the senile breakdown regarding the standards ofhygiene accepted in the community. According to Karl Jaspers, this is known as the socialbreakdown of the elderly. The aim of this paper is to discuss about key communitydevelopment principles, key community issues in the project, reflection on the ideologies andvalues, and role and group process.
2COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTBody:1.Key community development principles:Participation: The term community participation refers to the involvement of acommunityin their day-to-day community issues and therefore be an important pat ofthe decision-making process (Briskman, 2014). The engagement of the communitywith their people leads to the successful intervention of desired goals. Since hoardingand squalor affects almost 15 million people in the community it si important for thecommunity to participate in their won change and development.Empowerment:The term community empowerment refers to the process of allowingthe communities to enhance their control over their respective lives. It is concernedwith gaining control over the factors and making decisions that have the potential toshape the lives of the community (Parrot, 2014). For me empowerment is more thanmere involvement. Given, the impact of hoarding and squalor for the community, it isimportant for the community to take ownership of their action.In this context, thecommunity empowerment can be achieved through sessions and creating awarenessabout hoarding and squalor so that the community is empowered to make their owndecisions. The community needs to end the stigma associated with hoarding andsqualor(Lee, Lewis, Leighton, Harris, Long & Macfarlane, 2017).Social capital:The term social capital refers to the number of people who areexpected to provide the necessary support and the requisite resources to those in thecommunity who are in dire need of the resources (Payne, 2015). In the context of thisproject social capital mean for the community in working towards a cleaner houses(Snowdown, 2014).Sustainability: The concept of sustainability in community refers to the activities inthe environment that can sustain the community and guarantee the citizens on what
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