Having gone through 30 years of development, the new edition of this highly-regarded classic is the most trusted companion for understanding and promoting the potential for social work with disabled people. It offers readers...Show More
Having gone through 30 years of development, the new edition of this highly-regarded classic is the most trusted companion for understanding and promoting the potential for social work with disabled people. It offers readers a clear introduction to the core issues of disability alongside discussion and assessment of the social worker's role.
Written by an experienced and highly respected team of authors, the book reflects:
• the latest updates, developments and policy changes
• the broad range of areas needing to be understood for informed practice
• recent changes to the focus of social work education and practice
• the Social Model of Disability, encouraging debate about its role in social work
• developments for independent living
• the heightened importance of safeguarding issues, giving attention to the topical issue of disabilist hate crime.
Accessible to a broad readership and respected by disabled people themselves, this text is the foundation for effective practice.
Sound introduction offers a clear explanation to the Social Model of Disability and encourages debate about the social work role Wellknown text: a new edition of a core text written by a respected team of authors Vibrant new material reflective of all recent policy changes, changes to the focus on education and practice and developments for independent livingPart of series relaunch, publishing in tandem with other key new editions
Introduction: Setting the Scene
Social Work and Disability: Old and New Directions
Impairment, Disability and Research
Relationships and Families
Independent Living and Personal Assistance
Independent Living: The Wider Social Policy and Legal Context
Independent Living: Vulnerability and Safeguarding
Conclusion – Future Directions.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Peer Support in Mental Health Emma Watson, Sara Meddings
- The Critically Reflective Practitioner Sue Thompson, Neil Thompson
- Ethics and Values in Social Work Sarah Banks
- Doing a Successful Research Project Martin Davies, Nathan Hughes
- Social Work Theories in Context Karen Healy
- Philosophy of Social Science Ted Benton, Ian Craib
- Working with Substance Users George Allan
- Practising Social Work Sociologically Priscilla Dunk-West, Fiona Verity
- Sociology as Applied to Health and Medicine Graham Scambler
- Promoting Equality Neil Thompson
- Youth Work Practice Tony Jeffs, Mark K. Smith
- Sociologies of Disability and Illness C. Thomas