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Social Work, Social Policy and Community Care,9781844453498

Social Work, Social Policy and Community Care



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It is essential for social work students to know about social policy, to know why studying social policy is important in the social work degree, and to understand how social policy when implemented has a real impact on the everyday life of vulnerable peop

Author Biography

Robert Johns has over 30 years experience of statutory social work across the full range: youth justice, mental health, disability, vulnerable adults and as a children's guardian. He has taught applied social work Law and social policy in higher education since 1986 on both professional qualifying and post qualifying courses. He currently leads the social work academic team at the University of East London and is author of Using the Law in Social Work also published by Learning Matters.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
Why do social work practitioners need to know about social policy?p. 1
Before the welfare state: Older people in the Edwardian erap. 18
The creation of the welfare state: The end of the Poor Law and a new beginningp. 34
From state welfare to a mixed economy: The era of community carep. 54
The lived experience of older people in Britain today: Demographics and diversityp. 79
Older people, social policy and empowerment: More choice, more say?p. 108
Local and globalp. 136
Conclusion: Making sense of social policyp. 157
Answers to selected Critical thinking exercisesp. 161
Appendix: Critical thinking exercises and Key ideasp. 165
Glossaryp. 169
Referencesp. 177
Indexp. 183
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