Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9781861348784 Published October 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $91.00 ISBN: 9781861348791 Published October 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Social Work with People with Learning Difficulties

Making a Difference

Susan Hunter and Denis Rowley

Social Work with People with Learning Difficulties

Susan Hunter and Denis Rowley

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9781861348784 Published October 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $91.00 ISBN: 9781861348791 Published October 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Recent years have seen a revolution in the field of working with people who have learning difficulties—both professional understanding and user expectations about services and the ways they are provided have been completely transformed. This book offers up-to-date case studies, examples from practice, and points for further reflection, all aimed at people who are learning to work with those who have learning difficulties. It offers a close examination of the role of services and social workers, emphasizing person-centered, one-on-one, and community-focused approaches.
Contents
Introduction

Part 1: Context
Key Ideas
Historical and Contemporary Policy Context
Underlying Conceptual Frameworks

Part 2: Transitional points
Transition to Adulthood
Setting Up A Home
Getting a job: from occupation to employment
Founding families and having children
Growing older
Capacity, Risk and Protection
Supporting people with complex needs
Challenges for Social Work Practitioners

Part 3: Conclusion
Review Quotes
Jan Walmsley, the Health Foundation
“An invaluable support for social work and social care professionals.”
Julie Ridley, University of Central Lancashire, UK
“Creating better lives with people with learning difficulties, where they are socially included and connected and have opportunities to exercise real choice and control, lies at the heart of this engaging and accessible book. Those studying social work and social care at undergraduate and postgraduate levels will find a wealth of critical debate, illustrative examples, challenging questions for reflection, and pointers to helpful resources, to enable them to better implement key policy and practice ideas of the twenty-first century. Its contents should also be of interest to experienced practitioners wanting to review and reflect on their practice.”
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