Mastering Social Welfare provides a comprehensive introduction to social issues and welfare in Britain, and is written for all caring, welfare, social work and nursery nurse courses. It describes and analyses contemporary social issues such as unemployment, homelessness and disability, providing vivid illustrations of the impact of these issues on people's lives. The book also provides a historical context and up-to-date information and analysis of all aspects of provision of social welfare. Areas covered include social security, education and health care.
About the Author
PAT YOUNG is a lecturer with great practical experience of social welfare. She has worked in a psychiatric hospital and has been active in a number of voluntary groups. She currently lectures on social policy at Colchester Institute, and is also chief examiner with a leading examination board.
Table of Contents
People in Society.- Family Life.- Poverty and Welfare.- Unemployment.- Housing and Homelessness.- Living in Cities.- Schooling in Britain.- Personal Social Services.- Community Care.- Children and Young People in Need.- Mental Health Issues.- Learning Disability.- Old Age.- Disability.- Health and Health Services.- The Voluntary Sector.- Policy Issues in Welfare.
What People are Saying About This
Excellent for social welfare and social policy students, and a valuable addition to standard texts for sociology courses.' - Lynne Fisher, Bridgend College, Mid Glamorgan