Sherwin, J. (2011). ‘The desire for friendship comes quickly, friendship does not’: An exploration of valued roles & relationships. The SRV Journal, 6(2), 22–31.
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There is professed enthusiasm–but little progress–for people with socially devalued status to have community membership and to belong. This article explores the links between the social roles that people are in, and the extent to which they are likely to experience community membership and belonging. In particular, the potential of valued roles that give two types of social participation (task and relationship participation) is explored. Implications derived from the theory of Social Sole Valorisation are outlined.