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Social Work Practice with Adults

Social Work Practice with Adults

First Edition

October 2009 | 144 pages | Learning Matters
Based on the experiences of social work practitioners, this book provides a detailed account of contemporary practice issues that can influence social work with adults. Written by different authors, each chapter covers a range of topical debates from the assessment of needs, rights and risk in learning disability services, to direct payments and the implementation of individual budgets.

This book is a useful resource for social work students completing the Consolidation and Preparation for Specialist Practice (CPSP) programmes and those embarking on the Post-Qualifying Specialist Award in Social Work with Adults.

Personalisation: from consumer rights to human rights
Working with older people: managing risk and promoting interdependence
The rising profile of informal care: modernisation and the future of carers’ services
Assessment and practice in learning disability services
Direct payments and older people: developing a framework for practice
Transformation: a future for social work practice?

An essential text for PG students exploring vulnerability. It explores current practice and issues within the field, and provides a useful platform for them to consider their impact on some of the most vulnerable people in society. It also encourages reflective practice, the cornerstone to development.

Mr Dave Mason
Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University
July 12, 2016

Particularly informative chapter in managing risk. Topics include debates around direct payments and linking theory to practice. Helpful analysis of practice situations. Activities throughout the book are thought provoking and relate to everyday experiences.

Ms Lorraine Ellames
Academy, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
July 17, 2013

This provides relevant information for students to understand interagency work and the role of professionals from other fields

Mr Baljeet Gill
Youth and Community, Ruskin College Oxford
November 13, 2012

Di Galpin

Di Galpin is a qualified social worker, having worked for 14 years in Mental Health,disability and older peoples services.  She is currently a Lecturer in Social Work at Plymouth University. More About Author

Natalie Bates

Nathalie Bates is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Post-qualifying Social Work at Bournemouth University and hold professional and academic qualifications in teaching and lifelong learning. Her current research interests include the transfer of international social work skills and learning, the support of newly qualified social workers and the involvement of people who use services and carers in the education of social workers. More About Author