Your basket is empty


BASW members receive an additional 30% discount on all sales titles. Please enter the BASW members promo code at checkout (log-in to My.BASW if you do not have your members code)


Elder Abuse

The increasing emphasis on abuse and protection in social work and social care demands that practitioners have knowledge concerning abuse, its impact and effective methods of working. This book provides an overview of contemporary developments relating to practice and policy in situations of elder abuse and neglect. This valuable addition to the lexicon on abuse will assist practitioners in a range of different settings.


Previous price: £11.00

Enabling Future Care

Little attention has been paid to the immense struggles facing disabled people and their caregivers as they try to plan their long-term futures. This book sets out practical ways to maximise future care options for such community care user groups. It focuses on the priorities of older caregivers and people with learning disabilities to give numerous suggestions for increasing control people have over their affairs and links these to central legislation and entitlement issues. The book will be invaluable to professionals and academics who work with families tackling pressing future care decisions.


Previous price: £11.00


This ethnographic study of two social work teams combines a participant observation study of social workers with an analysis of the relationship between poverty and social work. It also incorporates findings from a three year qualitative study of social service users’ and carers’ experiences of community care. The book develops an unusual eclectic approach by applying psychological, sociological and social policy constructs to the study of poverty and social work. In conclusion it points the way forward to future social work practice, policy and research in relation to issues of financial deprivation and social exclusion.


Previous price: £11.00

Private Lives as Public Policy

What is the future of the welfare state? At the start of the 21st century, a new type of welfare citizen dominates the imagination of contemporary policy makers – a citizen who accepts personal responsibility for their own well-being and who contributes to the well-being of society generally. The new welfare citizen can be found at the heart of current policies for social security, education, health, domestic welfare and community regeneration. The book will be of interest to policy makers, practitioners and students – and anyone concerned about the future of welfare in Britain.


Previous price: £13.50