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By Brian Sheldon

ISBN-10: 0203867963

ISBN-13: 9780203867969

ISBN-10: 0415347203

ISBN-13: 9780415347204

The place did expert social paintings originate from? How powerful are social paintings interpretations within the lives of weak humans? A Textbook of Social paintings offers a complete dialogue of social paintings perform and its evidence-base. It moves a stability among the necessity for social staff to appreciate the social, fiscal, cultural, mental and interpersonal elements which provide upward push to consumers’ difficulties, and the necessity for them to grasp how most sensible to reply with sensible measures. Divided into 3 components: the textual content covers the heritage and of social paintings as a circulation and occupation within the first, and social paintings tools and methods within the moment. the ultimate half appears on the significant specialisms, together with, between others, chapters on: childrens and households formative years Offenders and substance misusers Social paintings and psychological health and wellbeing Disabled humans Older humans supplying a entire consultant to conceptual and methodological matters in social paintings and containing abundant case stories and examples, this e-book is a vital learn for social paintings scholars, in addition to a important source for practitioners and lecturers.

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6 The Lye Home Guard, Worcestershire, 1940 Note: The officer in front, smoking a cigarette, is the local dentist; Brian Sheldon’s grandfather is third from the left and was the only member of the brigade with any military experience. Note the complete absence of weaponry – they had none until six months later. The dark satanic mill in the backdrop is where he worked. It has now been replaced by a bright satanic mall. 7 Mothers, some with children at an evacuation station, watching evacuees leave for the reception area.

Central to the report was the idea that the state should be the main provider of welfare, though the voluntary societies were also to be harnessed. A National Health Service, ‘free to all at the point of use’, was to be set up. A less stigmatizing National Assistance scheme was to replace the Poor Law. There was to be a new system for childcare, with specialist departments set up to ensure child welfare. There was to be a new scheme for mass housing provision. In addition, existing pension schemes were to be extended so as to encompass all retired people and a comprehensive scheme for unemployment benefit brought in.

Imagine for a moment the conditions in the 1960s. Radical left-wing movements abounded; R. D. Laing (1960) was writing his (mistaken) anti-psychiatry tracts (see Sheldon, 1994), and sociologists were producing treatises on youth justice which seemed to suggest that misguided attempts at help by social workers and probation officers were responsible for the cruel ‘labelling’ of youngsters. This verse from Bernstein’s West Side Story captures the spirit of the times: Officer Krupke, you’re really a slob.

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