Social Work: Disabled People and Disabling Environments

This book 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. It looks at the experience of people with disabilities in society, and the influence that their organisations have had on service provision. The authors discuss the implications of this in a variety of different settings and across the life cycle.

The contributors to this book include disabled people, practitioners, professionals and academics.

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Press reviews for: Social Work: Disabled People and Disabling Environments

Therapy

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.

Disability News

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.

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