by Christine Heron


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853025624
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Christine Heron is Commissioning Manager in Wirral Social Services Department. Previously, she was a lecturer at Southport College and a member of the DipSW Programme Management Board. She has also worked with carers of people with disabilities and mental health problems in her capacity as a social work practitioner, and with carers groups as a Senior Planning Officer.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Carers in Context. 2. Carers are... 3. The Impact of Caring. 4. Carers' Assessments. 5. Providing Services that Carers Want. 6. Direct Work with Carers: Preparation. 7. Improving Communication. 8. Emotional Support. 9. Information and Involvement. 10. Young Carers. 11. Carers of People with Mental Health Problems. 12. Parent Carers. Conclusion: The Future for Carers in Policy and Practice. Useful Addresses. References. Index.

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