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Personalisation in Social Work By Ali Gardner

Personalisation in Social Work by Ali Gardner

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An introductory text on the personalisation agenda for social work students and practice educators.

Personalisation in Social Work Summary

Personalisation in Social Work by Ali Gardner

The government agenda on personalisation and self-directed support is fast-moving and rapidly changing. It is vital therefore that students and practitioners alike are aware of the key issues and debates, as well as the policy that surrounds this area of practice. This timely and fully-revised second edition provides an overview of the personalisation agenda and looks at the recent legislation in a broad historical and theoretical perspective. It considers the impact of personalisation on service users and carers and draws directly upon their experiences. There are `service user narratives' within the book that explore how individuals feel about directing their own support and the social workers who support them.

This book encourages students to consider notions of choice and independence by reflecting on their own lives and experiences. It contains activities and case studies to deepen reflective and critical thinking skills and provides links to the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work.

About Ali Gardner

Lowis is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), where she teaches Social Work, Social Policy and Community Care programmes. Lowis' previous employment background has mainly been located within working with children and young people in a social work capacity. Lowis has an interest in working with young people leaving care and especially within the youth justice system, and in developing various projects for young people. Her interest in social work training led her into teaching where she taught at the UCLan Burnley Campus before moving to the main campus in Preston. Ali is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), where she teaches on a number of programmes including social work and social pedagogy. Ali has spent a number of years working with people with learning disabilities within practice, policy, research and advocacy. She has been involved with a partnership project with the Department of Health, Skills for Care (North West) and Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to design and support the development of personalisation teaching resources for social work programmes in the Higher Education Sector.

Table of Contents

Introduction Personalisation - Where Did it Come From? Personalisation - A Value Base for Practice Personalisation in Practice Service User Groups and Personalisation Service User Narrative Safeguarding and Personalisation Preparing for Practice and the Professional Capabilities Framework Personalisation - A Newly Qualified Perspective Conclusion Appendix

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Personalisation in Social Work by Ali Gardner
Used - Very Good
SAGE Publications Ltd
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