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Five Basic Tasks

John O'Brien's model of five basic tasks sets out the core competencies of anyone supports people who are at risk of social exclusion and devaluation. This support must safeguard and enhance the person's citizenship.

The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Graphic on Five Basic Tasks © John O'Brien & Connie Lyle O'Brien 2011.

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John O'Brien


Citizenship Model

Citizenship Model

This model describes how the citizen should be central to the design and delivery of public services.