9780415358897

Practising Welfare Rights

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415358897

  • ISBN10:

    0415358892

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-01-13
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

"Practising Welfare Rights" aims to improve awareness among social workers about the skills required for effective welfare rights work, and offers guidance for managers and other professionals about how to develop a welfare rights scheme. Written by a well-known author, trainer and advisor on welfare rights issues, this book includes: - learning objectives - activities to test understanding - illustrative case studies - key learning points - suggestions for further reading It also covers core welfare rights skills, such as interviewing, researching, negotiation and advocacy, and discusses the social and economic forces as well as the politics of welfare. An accessible book that highlights the place of welfare rights practice in modern society, "Practising Welfare Rights "is essential reading for social workers and social care practitioners, professionals and managers in social work and welfare rights settings and anyone studying social work.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgements ix
`Claiming income support' xi
Novello Maynard-Thompson
What is welfare rights practice?
1(26)
A rough definition
1(1)
Examples of welfare rights practice
2(3)
Some philosophical aspects
5(1)
History of welfare rights movements and some international perspectives
5(4)
Born in the USA?
9(2)
Ireland combats poverty
11(1)
The UK's heavy 1970s and 1980s
12(5)
Coming of age -- the 1988 reforms and beyond
17(4)
New Labour -- old fears
21(6)
Modern welfare rights practice
27(38)
The current environment for welfare rights practice
27(1)
Ever-more means-testing
28(2)
Who's on the fiddle? The anti-fraud drive
30(1)
Actually, they get it wrong
31(1)
Work is the best form of welfare
32(5)
The grand pledge: abolishing child and pensioner poverty
37(7)
Not welcome here: migration and social security law
44(2)
Always with us: the persistence of serious levels of poverty and inequality
46(5)
Growing by the day: increasing numbers of older people
51(1)
Some die sooner: health inequalities
52(4)
A safe home? Welfare rights and housing
56(1)
Welfare rights practice by social workers
56(7)
We're all managers now
63(2)
Effective welfare rights practice
65(24)
The ethical basis of welfare rights practice
65(1)
Always act in the client's best interests
66(1)
Always act in accordance with the client's wishes and instructions
66(1)
Keep the client properly informed
67(1)
Carry out instructions with diligence and competence
67(1)
Act impartially and offer frank independent advice
67(1)
Maintain rules of confidentiality
68(1)
Practical welfare rights practice
69(2)
Advocacy
71(1)
Interviewing skills
72(1)
Evidence gathering skills
73(3)
Assertiveness
76(1)
Force
76(1)
Legal knowledge and research
77(2)
Keeping up-to-date
79(2)
Negotiation
81(3)
Self-management
84(1)
Representation and litigation
84(5)
Developing welfare rights practice
89(24)
Examples of welfare rights practice
89(2)
Models of delivery
91(3)
Voluntary or statutory agency?
94(2)
What sort of welfare rights practice?
96(9)
Funding
105(2)
Quality and performance management
107(2)
Performance indicators
109(1)
Building and sustaining a welfare rights service
110(1)
Pay and conditions
111(1)
And finally . . .
112(1)
Useful resources for welfare rights practice
113(6)
Books and journals
113(1)
Some useful websites
114(5)
Bibliography 119(6)
Index 125

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