This book highlights a range of individuals and groups in UK society who experience exclusion or marginalisation, including Roma, young carers and people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. It takes a unique practice-based focus, designed to encourage discussion about diversity in society and to debunk myths about 'the others'.
Dr Anya Ahmed is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Salford, UK Dr. Michaela Rogers is a Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Salford, UK
Introduction Anya Ahmed and Michaela Rogers.- Chapter 1: Diversity and exclusion in context Anya Ahmed and Michaela Rogers.- Chapter 2: Identity, difference and the meaning of 'culture' in health and social care practice Julie Morton and Steve Myers.- Chapter 3: Young people as carers and young users of mental health services: from policy to practice. Sue McAndrew and Tony Warne.- Chapter 4: Marginalised children and young people with autism spectrum disorders Andrea Brammer, Rob Kennedy and Frances Binns.- Chapter 5: Understanding the social exclusion of Roma Lisa Scullion and Philip Brown.- Chapter 6: Trans and Gender Diversity: Messages for Policy and Practice Michaela Rogers.- Chapter 7 : Deafness and Social Exclusion Naomi Sharples and Will Hough.- Chapter 8: Dementia, diverse communities and access to services Anya Ahmed, Ubah Egal and Shahid Mohammed.- Chapter 9 : Older women's experiences of domestic violence and abuse Michaela Rogers.- Conclusion Anya Ahmed and Michaela Rogers.