Social Work With People With Learning Difficulties by Paul Williams

By Paul Williams

A part of the 'Transforming Social paintings perform' sequence, this name is written particularly for college students at the social paintings honours measure. It offers an outline of growth in the direction of its goals and makes use of case experiences and actions to attract out key issues, and to help and toughen studying. creation who're 'people with studying difficulties'? the significance of values: An old account The function of the social employee with individuals with studying problems A life-stage standpoint on wishes review, making plans and review probability, security and advocacy Empowerment end web assets

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Social work roles Social work knowledge and skills are relevant to most people with learning difficulties in a wide range of situations. The main role for social workers at present is that of care manager in a local authority multi-disciplinary team (usually called a Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities, or CTPLD). This role involves assessment of need for community support services and commissioning services according to criteria of eligibility, availability and cost, together with more direct support and advice to individual clients and families.

This group produced a report called Nothing About Us Without Us. As we described in Chapter 1, this is a motto taken from the wider disability movement that expresses a primary need of people to be involved in all decisions that affect them. QXD:9643 Master 3/4/09 09:51 Page 34 Chapter 2 The importance of values: a historical account Valuing People has many facets that indicate the current values officially accepted to underlie service provision in principle. Whether the reality bears out this principle will be tested by the nature, extent and quality of future support services and the consequent quality of experiences of people with learning difficulties and their families.

QXD:9643 Master 3/4/09 09:52 Page 38 Chapter 3 The role of the social worker For some roles, further training will be needed, and may be available in future in the form of post-qualifying courses. Other training courses in additional specific skills, for example counselling or careers guidance or service management, are also available. Social work roles Social work knowledge and skills are relevant to most people with learning difficulties in a wide range of situations. The main role for social workers at present is that of care manager in a local authority multi-disciplinary team (usually called a Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities, or CTPLD).

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