Working in group care – Social work and social care in residential and day care settings, by Adrian Ward

Source: Policy Press | Working in group care – Social work and social care in residential and day care settings, By Adrian Ward

Working in group care

Working in group care (i.e. residential and day services) is a challenging and complex task, demanding great skill, patience, knowledge and understanding. This book explains how best practice can be achieved through the focused and engaged work of individuals and teams who are well supported and managed. Detailed attention is paid to the value of everyday practice and its underlying principles.

The book brings together theory, practice and research findings from across the whole field of group care for all user-groups – including health, education and probation settings as well as social work and social care.

The first edition was warmly welcomed as ‘well organised and accessible … and a valuable addition to the literature’ (British Journal of Social Work). This second edition is updated and expanded, including substantial new material on the concept of ‘opportunity led work’.

The book will be an essential text for all those involved in residential and day care practice whether as practitioners, students, managers or trainers. It argues strongly for seeing group care as valuable and skilled work and for a holistic understanding of good practice.

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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