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Confronting Disabling Barriers: Towards Making Organisations Accessible

Little has been written for social workers and other professionals on disabling barriers within institutions. This guide draw upon the discipline of disability studies to assist practitioners who seek to make their organisations accessible to disabled people.The guide analyses institutional discrimination against disabled people and highlights ways in which organisations can become more accessible to them. The authors use a civil rights perpective underpinned by the social model of disability.


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Deafness and the Hearing

'Deafness and the Hearing' invites a radical change in the majority views on deafness. The author spent four years studying an organisation of deaf people in the UK and analysing the reactions of the hearing majority. The results were dramatic; descriptions of stigmatisation, oppressive practices and prejudicial attitudes emerged. The message of this book is that it is not deafness itself which determines social exclusion but entrenched prejudicial attitudes of 'the Hearing'. This is an important book which makes recommendations for good practice. The text is accessible to all but is particularly recommended to students of social work and deaf...


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Down's Syndrome and Dementia

This book defines good practice in needs assessment and the provision of services for the growing number of people with Down’s Syndrome and Dementia. It is based on a social model which demands that we see the person first and the disease second. It suggests ways of maintaining choice and the best quality of life for people whose control is diminishing. It will be relevent to social workers, social care workers, community nurses, carers, staff in supported accommodation and anyone working in community settings.


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Early Professional Development for Social Workers

The central focus of this book is on the early professional development needs of social workers. It has been compiled by editors with extensive experience of social work practice, education and research. The collection examines the radical changes that have taken place in social work over the last decade within the wider context of welfare policy and practice change within the United Kingdom.  "... the real potential of this book is in bridging the gap between education and qualified practice. Social work educators, students and those employing newly qualified social workers should read this and discuss the transition from student...


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