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Community Development, Social Action and Social Planning (5th Edition)

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 278
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Practical Social Work Series

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Now going into its fifth edition, Alan Twelvetrees' invaluable guide to the theory and practice of community work has been educating students and practitioners alike for over three decades. Covering topics such as work with...

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Now going into its fifth edition, Alan Twelvetrees' invaluable guide to the theory and practice of community work has been educating students and practitioners alike for over three decades. Covering topics such as work with community groups, the various dimensions of social action and project planning and how to engage effectively with public bodies, this is a truly comprehensive must-read for community workers, as well as anyone keen to undertake effective work in the community.

Drawing on the author's wealth of experience, and benefiting from the grounded style of writing that has made the previous editions so popular, the book considers everyday community work situations to provide readers with a genuine feel for the realities of practice. This classic text is essential for anyone studying, working or just interested in community work, community regeneration and service planning.

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In-depth discussion of specialist community work, focusing on areas such as disability, children and young people, women and ethnic minorities
Guidance on how to work with community division, violence, and other difficult situations

Detailed advice on partnership working and effective management within large bureaucracies

A classic highly regarded textbook, substantially updated to reflect new service needs and a tougher economic climate


Includes new pedagogic features including chapter overviews, 'practice focus' boxes, and 'putting it in to practice' features

What is Community Work?
Planning for Effective Community Work
Helping Set up and Run Community Groups
Dealing with Practical issues in Community Groups
Community Work in Specialist Fields
Social Planning Approaches to Community Work
Advanced Practice
Community Work, Social Change and Broad Based Organising
Community Work and Public Policy
Survival, Personal Development and Reflective Practice
Conclusions.

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ALAN TWELVETREES has been a community worker, a community work lecturer, a manager of community workers, and a children and young people strategy manger. He has published widely in the fields of community work, community organizations and community economic development.

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ALAN TWELVETREES has been a community worker, a community work lecturer, a manager of community workers, and a children and young people strategy manger. He has published widely in the fields of community work, community organizations and community economic development.

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