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Vulnerable Adults and Community Care

Vulnerable Adults and Community Care

Second Edition
Edited by:

October 2010 | 170 pages | Learning Matters
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.

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

"Very informative. Well written, and up-to-date. A good resource for any social work modules on adults." (Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University)

Used as additional reading for students to enable them to understand the subject.

Ms Susan Dray
Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales
January 5, 2015

A good reading resource to identify the issues surrounding vulnerable adults in the care setting. The text provides the student wiht the opportunity to discuss issues raised within the book which will enhance their overall learning of the subject.

Miss Jennifer Cowie
School of Social and Health Sciences, University of Abertay, Dundee
January 27, 2014

An interesting and informative book. Easy to read and useful for anyone working with adults in the health and social care sector.

Miss Nicola McDonagh
Adult Skills, North Lindsey College
July 25, 2013

An excellent text for all working with this group of clients, both social workers and no-social workers alike.

Mr Barry Turner
Social Work (Lincoln), Lincoln University
January 23, 2013

An easy to read informative book. The chapter on the Mental Capacity Act gave useful insight into the legislation.

Mrs Saajida Patel
School of Law, Justice & Community Std, Blackburn College
January 23, 2013

This book is useful in pulling together the areas and information that needs to be explored when considering adult protection work.

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

A useful guide which helps practitioners working with vulnerable groups to implement and understand the changes introduced by new guidelines and policies.

Owena Simpson
Faculty of Health, Sport and Science (Social Work), Glamorgan University
November 21, 2012

The Book has been used for students undertaking AMHP training.

Mr Robert Wu
Social Work Department, Birmingham City University
November 7, 2012

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