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New! Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Research into Practice

Edited by Karen Watchman

An essential text for practitioners and students wishing to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities, describing clearly the relevance and implications for support and services. more »

2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-422-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, disability, Down's syndrome, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychiatry, residential care, social care, social work, supported living

New! Personalisation in Practice

Personalisation in Practice

Supporting Young People with Disabilities through the Transition to Adulthood

Suzie Franklin
With Helen Sanderson

This book demonstrates very clearly how the personalisation of support and services works in practice. The authors describe how Jennie, a young person with autism and learning difficulties, was supported through the transition from school to living independently using simple, evidence-based person-centred planning tools. Jennie's story illustrates the importance of quality person-centred... more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-443-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, children, community care, disability, employment, families, housing, intellectual disabilities, joint working, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, personalisation, social care, social work, special education, supported living, teenagers, transitions

The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Life, Resource, Financial, and Legal Planning to Ensure a Brighter Future for a Person with a Disability

Hal Wright CFP®

This comprehensive guide explains how to create a life plan for an individual with special needs to ensure they have the best possible future. The author offers knowledgeable advice and practical information on creating circles of support, employment and residential options, government programs, financial and legal considerations, and much more. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-914-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 360pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, disability, disability law, divorce, Down's syndrome, education, employment, families, higher education, housing, intellectual disabilities, law, life skills, mental illness, parenting, person-centred, residential care, supported living, transitions

The Asperkid's Launch Pad

The Asperkid's Launch Pad

Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

This unique visually-led guide helps parents to prepare a home environment that supports the development of children with Asperger syndrome. Jennifer O'Toole gives readers a walk-through tour of the home, showing, room by room, how physical surroundings affect Asperkids and highlighting the learning opportunities in every space and object. more »

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-931-2, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 168pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, communication, creativity, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, housing, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, play, self esteem, sensory issues, sleep

Young People Leaving Care

Young People Leaving Care

Supporting Pathways to Adulthood

Mike Stein

An authoritative text highlighting the key issues affecting young people taking the step from leaving care to adulthood. Covers relevant research, policy and practice, and advises on how best to understand, prepare and support young people. more »

2012, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-244-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: adolescence, education, employment, fostering, health care, housing, looked after children, mental health, residential care, resilience, social care, social policy, social work, transitions

Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anxiety, bullying, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, depression, disability, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, psychology, residential care, risk assessment, self esteem, sensory stimulation, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, supported living, transitions

Child Well-Being

Child Well-Being

Understanding Children's Lives

Edited by Colette McAuley and Wendy Rose

This book brings together contributions from international experts in order to define child well-being and to further understand how it can improve children's lives. This edited collection is essential reading for all those involved in understanding children's lives and who have responsibility for improving them. more »

2010, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-925-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, attachment, child development, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, early intervention, education, families, health care, housing, joint working, law, mental health, parenting, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, teenagers, youthwork

Rebuilding Lives after Domestic Violence

Rebuilding Lives after Domestic Violence

Understanding Long-Term Outcomes

Hilary Abrahams

Rebuilding Lives after Domestic Violence examines in-depth the long-term outcomes for women who have suffered domestic violence and abuse, based on interviews conducted over seven years. Through these interviews the author reveals the factors which help or hinder a successful transition from abusive relationship to independent living. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-961-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, bereavement, careers, child protection, children, counselling, divorce, domestic abuse, emotions, employment, families, health care, housing, joint working, mental health, offenders, relationships, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, trauma, violence

A Practical Guide to Outcome Evaluation

A Practical Guide to Outcome Evaluation

Liz Hoggarth and Hilary Comfort

For those involved in commissioning and running projects working with people, measuring performance and assessing outcomes are an essential part of applying for and maintaining funding. This versatile book guides you through the process of evaluating your project in order to improve funding applications and build the case its survival. more »

2010, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-037-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: community care, counselling, education, employment, health care, housing, mainstream education, mental health, nursing, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social care, social policy, social work, special education, youthwork

Working with Young Homeless People

Working with Young Homeless People

Phil Robinson

This accessible guide provides information and advice on how to understand the needs of these young people, and how to ensure they are supported effectively. It combines the latest research and practice to establish what works best when helping young homeless people and provides insights into their world through diary excerpts and interviews. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-611-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, housing, social care, social work

Service User Involvement

Service User Involvement

Reaching the Hard to Reach in Supported Housing

Helen Brafield and Terry Eckersley

Drawing on original research, this book offers imaginative strategies for consulting with service users who have been historically difficult to engage with, including homeless people, ex-offenders, and minority ethnic groups. The authors explore traditional consultation methods as well as creative activities as ways of gathering clients' views. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-343-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: housing, social work

Social Care and Housing

Social Care and Housing

Edited by Ian Shaw, Susan Thomas and David Clapham

Drawing out the implications for policy and practice from the latest research in housing and social work, this volume illustrates the lack of communication between practitioners that is hindering service provision, and provides suggestions for improving current practice. more »

1998, Paperback: / $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-437-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: housing, social care, social work

Housing Options for Disabled People

Edited by Ruth Bull
Preface by Baroness Masham

This book describes the processes involved in rehousing or adapting existing accomodation, identifying the professionals who may contribute and highlighting the role of the occupational therapist. The book will be of use to a range of professionals, including occupational therapists, architects, social workers and more. more »

1998, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-454-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: disability, housing, social care

Home at Last

Home at Last

How Two Young Women with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities Achieved Their Own Home

Pat Fitton, Carol O'Brien and Jean Willson

This book is based on the conviction that people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities have the right to an independent and meaningful lifestyle. Written by the parents of two young women with disabilities, it follows the attempts to help them achieve their dream of a home of their own, supported by twenty-four hour care. more »

1995, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-254-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: disability, housing, intellectual disabilities

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