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NHS Continuing Healthcare: An A-Z of Law, Practice, Funding Decisions and Challenges

Paperback, 01/03/2020, £27.99
The law of NHS continuing healthcare is vital in deciding whether adults in long-term care get full NHS funding, or have to fund themselves. This essential guide through the NHS legal maze provides information for health and social care practitioners, who need to make well-informed, well-judged decisions for the care of patients and service users.

Enough: The Violence Against Women and How to End It

Hardback, 14/04/2022, £12.99
'An urgent and vital call to arms that compassionately and forensically exposes the many ways criminal justice fails women, and offers practical and clear-sighted solutions' THE SECRET BARRISTER

An A-Z of Social Work Theory

Paperback, 30/09/2021, £19.99
Designed for both students and newly-qualified social workers, this dip in and out of guide introduces students to over 350 key theories, theorists and concepts in a concise and no-nonsense way. Careful cross-referencing will help students make important connections, while selected further reading will prove you with a springboard to further learning.

An A-Z of Social Work Skills

Paperback, 01/10/2021, £19.99
Designed for both students and newly-qualified social workers, this dip in and out of guide introduces students to over 60 key skills in a concise and no-nonsense way. Test your knowledge and how to apply skills in practice with Skills in Action, Stop, Reflect and Top Tips boxes.

Social Work Law, Ethics & Social Policy

Paperback, 03/02/2022, £27.99

An A-Z of Social Work Law

Paperback, 01/10/2021, £19.99
Designed for both students and newly-qualified social workers, this dip in and out of guide introduces students to over 300 key laws, legal terms, and legal processes in a concise and no-nonsense way. I t covers all areas of social work practice, ensuring students have the knowledge they need to apply the law with confidence.

Using the Law in Social Work 9ed

Paperback, 29/10/2022, £24.99
Familiarity with law, legislation and legal processes is fundamental to sound social work practice. This book helps social work students gain this foothold in understanding law as it applies to social work practice.

Consumed: In Search of my Sister

Paperback, 12/05/2022, £10.99
A moving memoir about TB, grief, sisterhood, poverty and the reservoir of blame, guilt and unreliable memories from a troubled childhood in Lahore and London.

Writing Skills for Social Work Students

Paperback, 03/03/2021, £16.99
This book will equip Social Work students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to produce first-rate written assignments. Students are taken through the core stages of working on an assignment, from planning the task and reading and note-making through to finding and evaluating sources, drafting a text, and editing and proofreading.

The Short Guide to Social Policy

Paperback, 18/09/2015, £14.99
This fully updated edition of an essential introductory text offers a concise guide to the key structures and concepts in social policy and is designed to work in partnership with unique, innovative digital content that adds depth and provides a truly integrated way of learning.

The Urge: our history of addiction

Paperback, 10/02/2022, £16.99

We Are Family

Paperback, 10/02/2022, £9.99

Family group conferences in social work: Involving families in social care decision making

Paperback, 22/06/2018, £28.99
This insightful book discusses the origins and theoretical underpinnings of family led decision making and brings together the current research on the efficacy and limitations of family group conferences into a single text.

Practice Education in Social Work: Achieving Professional Standards

Paperback, 13/06/2016, £24.99
An invaluable guide for Practice Educators and Practice Supervisors undertaking learning and assessment to gain and maintain Stage 1 or 2 status under the Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work (2013) and for those involved in facilitating the learning, support, assessment and CPD of Practice Educators.

Teamworking Skills for Social Workers (Social Work Skills in Practice)

Paperback, 16/06/2013, £27.99
This book reviews different types of teams and explores the dynamics present when people work together, the roles individuals play and the skills necessary for effective teamworking. This book will be suitable for both pre- and post-qualifying social work students.

Critical Analysis Skills for Social Workers (Social Work Skills in Practice)

Paperback, 16/06/2013, £27.99
Analysis is a critical skill for social workers, yet it is a skill that many practitioners find very difficult. This book helps social workers to improve their analysis skills by offering a very basic, step-by-step model to develop an analytical mindset.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work 5ed

Paperback, 11/01/2019, £24.99
This book offers students a solid grounding in the core knowledge and skills of communication needed for effective practice. It takes the key theories and explains them in a systematic and practice-related way, to help undergraduate and postgraduate students develop a critical understanding of the subject.

Quantitative Research Methods for Social Work: Making Social Work Count

Paperback, 11/11/2016, £33.99
Quantitative research makes a very important contribution to both understanding and responding effectively to the problems that social work service users face.

Sustaining Social Work: Between Power and Powerlessness

Paperback, 21/04/2016, £27.99
Social work is a profession under strain, and practitioners report finding the role increasingly challenging. Drawing on ideas from social theory and the social sciences, it puts forward a model of sustainable social work that will help practitioners not just cope but flourish - even in the context of ongoing crises.

Rights and Wrongs in Social Work

Paperback, 24/06/2016, £25.99
Informed by the author's original research, this engaging book uses a core set of powerful practice examples to demonstrate how complex ethical dilemmas can arise in everyday practice. Through detailed analysis of these examples, the book explores how social workers ought to consider right and wrong in practice, to arrive at ethical solutions.

People Skills

Paperback, 01/12/2015, £30.99
This new edition offers a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to developing people skills. Written in an accessible and engaging style by leading author Neil Thompson, it is an essential read for students and practitioners of social work and all other helping professions.

Making and Implementing Public Policy: Key Concepts and Issues

Paperback, 27/10/2017, £30.99
It introduces the concepts and theoretical approaches that underpin the study of the policy process, reflects upon key developments and applies these the practice of policy formulation and implementation.

Social Work Companion

Paperback, 02/12/2015, £34.99
This new and fully updated edition of a hugely popular textbook is a practical and user-friendly guide that lets students know what to expect from their course and will be there every step of the way as a reference tool.

Values in Social Work: Reconnecting with Social Justice

Paperback, 09/09/2016, £31.99
Principles of social justice lie at the heart of the social work profession. This book examines the current climate of social work practice and the challenges presented by neoliberalism. It puts forward a model for reconnecting with more traditional social justice values and doing the right thing rather than just doing things the right way.

Anti-Racist Social Work 4ed

Paperback, 06/10/2017, £27.99

Service User and Carer Involvement in Health and Social Care: A Retrospective and Prospective Analysis

Paperback, 04/10/2017, £29.99
Written by a collection of experts in the field, this important new text provides a critical and constructive analysis of the ways in which service users and carers engage with health and social care services.

Specialist Communication Skills for Social Workers 2ed

Paperback, 17/08/2016, £29.99
This book gives students a solid understanding of the key issues involved in effective communication within social work settings. Now going into its second edition, it combines practical examples with a clear theoretical approach and demonstrates the subtleties of communication with specific and diverse service users and carers.

The Professional Social Worker

Paperback, 10/06/2016, £33.99
In this ground-breaking text book, bestselling author Neil Thompson turns his attention to the question of 'What does it mean to be truly professional in the field of social work?' Notions of professionalism in social work have changed over time.

Promoting Equality: Working with Diversity and Difference 4ed

Paperback, 12/10/2017, £31.99
With a clear exposition of a coherent theory base that does justice to the multi-level and multi-dimensional nature of discrimination, Promoting Equality is essential reading for students and practitioners within the helping professions, and managers and supervisors across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Understanding Drug Use and Abuse: A Global Perspective

Paperback, 30/05/2014, £36.99
Addressing drug use and abuse as a global phenomenon, this text draws on contemporary and international research findings to examine the causes of drug use in different countries and to explore different policy responses to its prevention and treatment. It is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and anyone concerned with drug use.

House, Home and Society

Paperback, 18/03/2016, £37.99
Issues around houses and homes reflect and inform our social, cultural and political worlds, from the subprime market and the financial crisis to social mobility and gender roles.

Rethinking Values and Ethics in Social Work

Paperback, 09/09/2016, £31.99
Ethics and values, the cornerstone of good social work practice, are vital in upholding the dignity of service users.

Key Concepts and Theory in Social Work

Paperback, 14/06/2017, £31.99

Social and Community Development: An Introduction

Paperback, 16/11/2018, £27.99
Social and Community Development is an essential introduction to the subject for students, potential practitioners, and activists interested in community action and emancipatory social change.

Exploring and Locating Social Work: A Foundation for Practice

Paperback, 22/11/2018, £24.99
This engaging and accessible introduction to social work encourages reflective learning in preparation for practice.

Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work

Paperback, 25/03/2019, £21.99
You write something in order that it can be read, not in order that it can be written - write reports that achieve and illuminate.

Critical Thinking Skills for your Social Work Degree

Paperback, 17/04/2019, £15.99
An essential text for all those undertaking a social work degree within higher education, providing study support and skills development for critical thinking, reading and writing.

Guide to Statutory Social Work Interventions: The Lived Experience

Paperback, 20/05/2019, £27.99
In recent years there has been a significant shift within social work practice towards recognising the expertise of people with a lived experience.