Recent years have seen a revolution in the field of working with people who have learning difficulties - both professional understanding and user expectations about services and the ways they are provided have been completely transformed. This book offers up-to-date case studies, examples from practice and points for further reflection.
Prior to retiring, Susan Hunter was a senior lecturer in social work with research and teaching interests in learning difficulties, ageing and adult support and protection (ASP). She is independent vice chair of an ASP committee; Denis Rowley is Project Consultant with Thera Trust Development Team. He was previously Director of Equal Futures. He has worked with people with learning difficulties and their families for over four decades.
1. Introduction:; Part 1: Context; 2. Key Ideas; 3. Historical and Contemporary Policy Context; 4. Underlying Conceptual Frameworks; Part 2: Transitional points; 5. Transition to Adulthood; 6. Setting Up A Home; 7. Getting a job: from occupation to employment; 8. Founding families and having children; 9. Growing older; 10. Capacity, Risk and Protection; 11. Supporting people with complex needs; 12. Challenges for Social Work Practitioners; Part 3: Conclusion; 13. Conclusion.