Drawing out the implications for policy and practice from the latest research in housing and social work, this volume illustrates the lack of communication between practitioners that is hindering service provision, and provides suggestions for improving current practice. The contributors examine the relationship of such factors as youth, gender, race, education, poverty, health, social exclusion and housing developments to the provision of housing for those in need.
Social workers have many clients - including young people leaving care, offenders, people with disabilities or mental health problems, and those at risk of domestic violence, for example - who require intervention on their behalf to meet their housing needs. Social Care and Housing argues that professionals need to be aware of the role of wider social problems, in particular poor housing, in reinforcing the deprivation of the lowest income groups that form the bulk of service users. The contributors suggest that raising the profile of housing and welfare research within the social services, and encouraging practitioners and educators to introduce a broader social context into practice would improve understanding of the relationship between housing and social care. They also examine strategies for formulating coherent responses to client problems, and explore the development of practice at the boundaries of social care and housing.
About the Author
Ian Shaw is a senior lecturer and Director of Graduate Studies at the School of Social and Administrative Studies at the University of Wales, Cardiff. Sue Thomas is a senior research assistant in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Care at the University of Wales, Swansea. David Clapham is Professor of Housing and Director of the Centre for Housing Management and Development at the University of Wales, Cardiff.
Table of Contents1. Introduction: Boundaries of Change in Social Care and Housing, Ian Shaw, School of Social and Administrative Studies, UWC; David Clapham, Department of City and Regional Planning, UWC and Sue Thomas, School of Social and Administrative Studies, UWC. 2. Practice and Research for Housing the Socially Excluded, Ian Shaw, School of Administrative Studies, UWC. 3. Housing, Poverty and Social Exclusion, Gill Stewart, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Department of Applied Social Science, Lancaster University. 4. Joint Planning: Why don't we Learn from the Past? Christine Oldman, Centre for Housing Policy, York University. 5. Post-Modernism and Knowledgable Competence - Social Work, Housing Management and Community Care Needs, Chris Allen, Research Associate, Department of City and Regional Planning, UWC. 6. The Organisation of Social Services and Housing, David Wiseman, South Lanarkshire Social Work Department and Jim Hayton, South Lanarkshire Housing Service. 7. Women and Housing, Fran Wasoff, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Edinburgh. 8. Race, Culture, Housing and Social Services, Mono Chakrabarti, Centre for Social Work Studies, Strathclyde University. 9. Discourse and Dilemmas in the Housing and Support Debate, Bridget Franklin, Department of City and Regional Planning, UWC. 10. From Benign Neglect to Malign Indifference? Housing and Young People.Mark Drakeford and Howard Williamson, School of Social and Administrative Studies, UWC.