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Planning and Budgeting Skills for Health and Social Work Managers
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Planning and Budgeting Skills for Health and Social Work Managers



July 2012 | 104 pages | Learning Matters
At a time of increasing government austerity, it is vital that managers and leaders within health and social care organisations have a critical understanding of good planning and budgeting skills. This handbook will guide managers through the complex area of the planning process and includes sections on organisational aspects of planning, completing evaluation forms and analysis and strategic goal-setting. The Author then looks at effective budgeting skills including year-end forecasting, profiling and efficiency.

 
Planning: An Introduction
 
The Planning Process
 
Using Planning Techniques
 
Budgeting and Financial Management
 
The Budget Manager Role
 
Budget Management: Preparation
 
Budgetary Control
 
Managing Budgets in a Recession

This book is a very clear exposition of the techniques needed for preparing a plan and a budget in the social sector, and meets a significant gap in the literature for advanced undegraduate students in social policy and planning. It is being adopted as a key text for module SWP3171 Areas of social planning.

Dr Sue Vella
Social Policy & Social Work , Univ. of Malta
July 1, 2014

Did not contain the depth of information that I was looking for

Mrs Surj Sall-Dullat
Mental Health Law & Policy Team, Staffordshire County Council
January 15, 2013

Social workers often lack confidence in anything involving numbers and money! This is a very attractively presented book covering the essentials of its topic. It will be a valuable specialist addition for courses for more experienced social workers undertaking post qualifying studies.

Professor Brian Taylor
Dept of Sociology & Appl'd Soc Studies, Ulster University
September 26, 2012

Will be useful for those specialising in the economics of support planning or particularly interested in it.

Mr Steven Bamlett
School of Health and Social Care (Centuria), University of Teesside
July 31, 2012

Too focussed on budgets

Louise Grant
Social Work, Bedfordshire University
June 21, 2012

An excellent book to help managers and senior social workers gain a working knowledge of the subject.

Mr Dave Mason
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
April 2, 2012

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