Eeminently readable. This book should be read by anyone involved in strategic planning in health or the personal social services, as well as fieldwork staff.
Redefines the issue of disability as a social rather than an individual problem and considers the implications of this view for the provision of services and for social work practice.
British Journal of Learning Disabilities
An excellent introduction to the culture of social services departments, and how this shapes the provision they make for disabled people.
Australian Social Work
Oliver's book is an important one for social work practitioners, academics and activists in the disability movement.
Special Education Perspectives
Raises a number of pertinent issues and questions for social workers and other professionals working with people with disabilities.