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Knowledge and Skills for Social Care Workers

The Knowledge and Skills for Social Care Workers series features accessible open learning workbooks which tackle a range of key subjects relevant to people working with adults in residential or domiciliary settings. Not just a source of guidance, these workbooks are also designed to meet the requirements of Health and Social Care (Adults) NVQ Level 3, with interactive exercises to develop practice.

Supporting Relationships and Friendships

Supporting Relationships and Friendships

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

People receiving care in residential services or their own homes can become very isolated. This workbook will equip social care staff with the knowledge and skills to understand what friendships and relationships mean to service users' health and well being. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-072-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Subject: Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, community care, dementia, disability, elder abuse, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, person-centred, relationships, residential care, risk assessment, social care, social work, supported living

Supporting Positive Behaviour

Supporting Positive Behaviour

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Communication problems, frustration and boredom can manifest themselves in physical outbursts, and working in a residential or domiciliary setting can involve responding to challenging behaviour towards staff and other residents. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-073-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Subject: Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anger management, anxiety, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, dementia, disability, elder abuse, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, risk assessment, self harm, social care, social work, supported living

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Those working in residential or domiciliary settings have a responsibility to maintain a clean, safe and secure work environment. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-929-7, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Subjects: Working with Older People, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: adult protection, dementia, health care, older people, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Effective Communication

Effective Communication

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Social care workers in residential or domiciliary settings need to be able to communicate effectively in order to carry out their work. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-927-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Subjects: Working with Older People, Asperger Syndrome, Autism and other Syndromes, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: dementia, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, older people, social work

Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding Adults

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Working in residential or domiciliary settings involves a responsibility to safeguard adults from harm and abuse. This workbook will provide staff and relatives with the ability to make sensible choices concerning prevention and protection, as well as responding to and reporting concerns. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-928-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 80pp

Subjects: Working with Older People, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: adult protection, community care, dementia, older people, residential care, social care, social work

Reflecting On and Developing Your Practice

Reflecting On and Developing Your Practice

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Working in residential or domiciliary settings involves a continuing process of learning. Every day, social care workers face challenges that force them to think about what they do and how they do it – whether it be an ethical dilemma, the introduction of a new policy or procedure or training... more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-930-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 64pp

Subjects: Working with Older People, Asperger Syndrome, Autism and other Syndromes, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: adults, autism, dementia, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, older people, social care, social work