Vulnerable Adults and Community Care

Vulnerable Adults and Community Care

by Keith Brown (Editor)


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This book supports busy practitioners studying on the Post-Qualifying Awards for Social Work with Adults. Fully updated to cover the latest legislation, the material in this book is presented as a series of self-contained chapters, written by different authors, which takes the reader beyond pure facts and offers many differing and thought-provoking viewpoints. The text is packed with helpful tips and really encourages readers to engage with their client groups and to reflect upon practice in a more meaningful way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844453627
Publisher: Learning Matters
Publication date: 05/01/2010
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Keith holds professional qualifications in nursing, social work and teaching; and academic qualifications in nursing, social work and management. He has worked in the education and training field for over 30 years, working for three universities and three local authority social work departments. Currently he is the Director of the National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice at Bournemouth University and the Director of the Centre for Leadership Impact and Management at Bournemouth. In 2005 he was awarded the Linda Ammon Memorial Award, sponsored by the then Department for Education and Skills, a prize awarded to the individual making the greatest contribution to training and education in the UK. His main academic interest lies in the fusion of academia and professional practice to help improve professional thinking and practice.

Table of Contents

Welfare policy: Context of community care
The changing face of community care: Assessment, personalisation and outcomes
The Mental Capacity Act 2005
The older person's social care and the enabling service
Intermediate care: Implications for service users
To what extent is self-directed support actually self-directed by people with learning disabilities?
Caring for older people: Informal care and carers
Promoting inclusiveness: Developing empowering practice with minority groups of older people
Eclectic models in working with learning disabled people - an overview of some key issues concerning health and wellness
People with learning difficulties - Issues of vulnerability
Safeguarding adults for community care

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