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Management and Organisations in Social Work

Management and Organisations in Social Work

Second Edition

April 2009 | 192 pages | Learning Matters
This fully revised and updated second edition looks at the study of social work management and organisations, focusing on relationships with crucial partners such as central government agencies, local partners and other social care organisations. Through an examination of current research and practice, the author explores the relationships between ideology, professional and personal values and decision making in organisational culture. Included in the text are case studies, activities and further reading lists to aid learning.
The nature of organisations delivering social work and social care: structures and cultures
Management, leadership and change management in social care
Working within the organisational performance and regulatory framework: quality assurance systems
Service user involvement and customer care
Resource management in social care organisations
The organisational equalities framework
Dignity at work
Learning organisations

A very useful text for undergraduate students not only in social work but also in health and social care. Allows students to develop understanding of organisations and organisational theory that they can apply to practice. A comprehensive guide in an easily accessible format with supporting activities.

Mrs Vicki Tait
Education , City of Sunderland College
October 20, 2014

Excellent summary of key issues and debates regarding the management of social care organisations with good selection of additional reading / resources

Mr Robin Miller
Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham University
September 11, 2013

Trish Hafford-Letchfield

Trish Hafford-Letchfield teaches at London South Bank University on the MSc Social Work, Leadership and Management PQ Award and on Pedagogical awards for academic staff. She has several years experience of managing adult services in the statutory sector and is currently Chair of a voluntary sector agency for Older People. Trish has several articles and books on management and organisational issues and has a particular interest in social inclusion issues in social work and social care and is currently researching the lifelong learning of Older People using Social Care Services . More About Author

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ISBN: 9781844452163