Health & Social Care

  • Personalisation in Social Work

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    Personalisation in Social Work

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    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. This approach will provide opportunities for students to consider the changes to the social work role and to evaluate the impact of this for service users and as practitioners.

  • Responsive Leadership in Social Services: A Practical Approach for Optimizing Engagement and Performance

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    Responsive Leadership in Social Services: A Practical Approach for Optimizing Engagement and Performance

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    Written for new and experienced social services managers and supervisors alike, Responsive Leadership in Social Services provides the practical tools, strategies, and insights to inspire, motivate, and engage employees and staff. Along with over 100 strategies and two simple tools–the Key Performance Motivators Scale (KPMS) and the Preferred Leadership Profile (PLP)–a wealth of practice wisdom, scholarship, and evidence-based research is presented to demonstrate the role of effective leadership and how it achieves positive client outcomes.

  • Policy Analysis <span class="hi-italic">for</span> Social Workers

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    Policy Analysis for Social Workers

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    A step by step guide for social work students, Policy Analysis for Social Workers, is a comprehensive guide to help students understand the process of policy development and analysis so they can become effective advocates. This book begins by laying the foundation of the purpose of policy and how it it relates to social work values. It also discusses the field of policy studies and helps students understand the various kinds of analysis. The next section highlights criteria on evaluating public policy by helping students understand how to define policy limits and uses and how they will most likely be used. It clearly lays out various criteria (effectiveness, efficiency, equity, political feasibility, social acceptability, administrative and technical feasibility) to help students evaluate policy. In addition,...

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