Written by social care workers, this unique multi-contributory book draws on insightful stories of practice to discuss the key issues that impact on social care today.
Overview of Social Care Practice
Chapter 1 Learning from Stories of Practice
Denise Lyons and Noel Howard
Chapter 2 The Irish Association of Social Care Workers
Chapter 3 Social Care Education and the Irish Association of Social Care Educators
Stories from Practice and Management
Chapter 4 There’s No Place like Home: Care and Aftercare
Chapter 5 The Impossible Task: Which Wolf will Win?
Chapter 6 Doing Small Things with Great Kindness
John Digney and Max Smart
Chapter 7 The Language of Social Care
Noel Howard is a retired social care worker and manager. He is the founder member and secretary of Social Care Ireland and is Chair of Care Leavers Ireland. He has written on social care work and edits publications for the Irish Association of Social Care Workers.
Denise Lyons is a lecturer in the Department of Humanities, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, and has worked as a social care worker in residential care for several years. She is also an art therapist and the editor of Creative Studies for the Caring Professions (Gill & Macmillan). Denise is currently the President of Social Care Ireland.