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?