Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion: Better Days (Research Highlights in Social Work)

Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion: Better Days (Research Highlights in Social Work)

By: Chris Clark (editor), Kirsten Stalker (contributor), Susan Hunter (contributor), Anne Connor (contributor)Paperback

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Placing adult day services within the whole spectrum of social provision and support, the contributors to this key text explore their complementary role alongside field social work, health care, domiciliary services and supported accommodation. Focusing on how to meet the diverse needs of service users rather than on the running of 'day centres', they highlight the importance of this sector in contributing to social inclusion. The book is divided into two parts: the first looks at existing policy, including users' feedback, and the second part outlines the practical applications of both theory and policy, illustrated with case studies. Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion examines services for people experiencing old age, learning disabilities, mental health problems or physical disability, and those socially excluded by unemployment, poverty, homelessness or crime. Policy makers, service managers, care workers and social care professionals in all sectors of adult health and social care will find this an essential guide to the provision of an effective day service.

About Author

Chris Clark is senior lecturer in social work at the University of Edinburgh.


Part One: Policy for day services. 1. The transformation of day care, Chris Clark, University of Edinburgh. 2. Day services for older people, Susan Tester, University of Stirling. 3. Inclusive daytime opportunities for people with learning disabilities, Kirsten stalker, University of Stirling. 4. Supported employment in the context of day care, Anne Connor, Scottish Human Services. 5. Working with people who are homeless, vulnerable or insecurely housed, Abi Cooper, Freelance Consultant. Part Two: Innovations in management, provision and practice. 6. Day care for older adults: developing services for diversity, Jo Moriarty, National Institute for Social Work. 7. Trends and aspirations in day services for older people, Susan Hunter, University of Edinburgh and Glenda Watt, Department of Corporate Services, City of Edinburgh Council. 8. Supported employment and learning disability: a life-changing experience?, Julie Ridley, Scottish Health Feedback 9. Building positive lifestyles: the community option, Ann Lloyd, London Borough of Newham and Angela Cole, Freelance Consultant. 10. Effective mental health day services: evidence and innovations, Bob Grove, King's College London and Helen Membrey, Centre for Mental Health Services Development. Bibliographic references. Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781853028878
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781853028878
  • weight: 372
  • ISBN10: 1853028878

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