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Successful Project Management in Social Work and Social Care

Successful Project Management in Social Work and Social Care

Managing Resources, Assessing Risks and Measuring Outcomes

Gary Spolander and Linda Martin

Part of the Essential Skills for Social Work Managers series

Quick Overview

This is a practical guide to the essential core skills of project management in social work and social care. The authors set out the tools, steps and stages necessary for successful project management. Detailed case studies demonstrate the ideas in action, and reflective activities, practical tools and action checklists are included throughout.
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Paperback / softback
2012, 9.02in x 6.02in / 229mm x 153mm, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-219-1
£22.99
Ebook
2012, ePUB, 176pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-460-4
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£21.99

Description

Managers in social work and social care contexts are required to manage a wide range of projects: long-term and short-term, on large and small scales, in partnership with other agencies, and covering a broad range of issues and contexts.

Management of these projects requires specific expertise, and this book sets out what these core skills are and how they can be achieved. Topics such as managing resources, assessing risks, and measuring outcomes are covered, as well as how to start and end a project. The authors acknowledge the values and ethics inherent to care environments, as well as the business skills necessary for good management. Detailed case studies demonstrate the ideas in action, and reflective activities, practical tools and action checklists are included throughout.

This practical handbook provides a clear and comprehensive guide to how to be an excellent project manager, and is a must-read for all social work and social care managers and post-qualifying social work and social care students.

Reviews

'Successful Project Management in Social Work and Social Care is packed with practical exercises giving valuable tools to social workers and project managers.'
- Social Work Matters

'Project management has become increasingly important in social work and social care. This volume provides essential information and tools tailored for managers in social work. As we have to transform and change our services in response to different expectations and environments, I consider project management to be a core skill, necessary for all managers to enable them to meet these challenges head on.'
- Adi Cooper, Strategic Director of Adult Social Services and Housing, London Borough of Sutton

'As a senior manager, I welcome this series of practical books specifically written about social work and social care management. They should be essential reading for all front line managers across any organisation or agency in social care.'
- Adi Cooper, Strategic Director of Adult Social Services and Housing, London Borough of Sutton

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