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Module Reading List

Working with Adults in Social Care, 2019/20, Semester 1
Robin Graham
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

ADAM B, HOCKEY J,THOMPSON P & EDWARDS R. 2008. Researching lives through time : time, generation and life stories. University of Leeds.

ADAMS et al. 2009. Practising social work in a complex world. Basingstoke, MacMillan

ASPINALL-ROBERTS. E.2012. Assessments in social work with adults [electronic resource]. Maidenhead. Open Uinversity Press

BALDWIN, C and CAPS A. 2007. Tom Kitwood on dementia : a reader and critical commentary Maidenhead,Open University Press

BARNES C., and G. MERCER.2010. Exploring disability : a sociological introduction. Cambridge. Polity Press

BRAGIEL, J, DABROWSKA-JABLONSKA I & PAYNE M. 2011. Social work in adult services in the European Union : selected issues and experiences. College Publishing

BROWN K. 2006. Vulnerable adults and community care Exeter, Learning Matters

CLARK, A. 2009. Ageism and age discrimination in social care in the United Kingdom; a review from the literature. London. Centre for Policy on Ageing. Available to download from:

COCKER, C & HAFFORD LETCHFIELD, T. 2014 Rethinking Anti-Discriminatory and Anti-Opressive Theories for Social Work Practice, Palgrave Macmillan. 

COPPOCK,V. and B. DUNN.2010. Understanding social work practice in mental health. London. Sage

COULSHED V., and J. ORME. 2012. Social Work Practice. Hampshire. Palgrave MacMillan

CUMMINS, i. 2017. Critical psychiatry : a biography ISBN: 9781911106609 (pbk). Critical Publishing.  

CRAWFORD, K. & WALKER, J. 2004. Social Work with Older People. Exeter: Learning Matters

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. 2010. Personalisation through person centred planning. London. HMSO. Available to download from:

DICKENSON, D, M. JOHNSON and SAMSON KATZ. 2005. Death, dying & bereavement. London.Sage

DIX H, HOLLINRAKE S, MEADE J, 2019 Relationship-Based Social Work with Adults, Critical Publishing. 

ERIKSON, E. .1985. The Life Cycle Completed. New York: Norton

ESTES, C., BIGGS, S. & PHILLIPSON, C. 2003. Social Theory, Social Policy and Ageing. Maidenhead, Open University Press

FELDON, P. 2017. The social worker's guide to the Care Act 2014 ISBN: 9781911106685 (pbk.) : £29.00; 9781911106708 (ePub ebook) : £22.00; 9781911106715 (PDF ebook) : £22.00; 9781911106692 (Kindle ebook) : £22.00. Critical Publishing.  

FISH, J & KARBAN K 2015, Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities (International Perspectives in Social Work), Policy Press. 

GLASBY, J & DICKINSON, H. 2008. International perspectives on health and social care : partnership working in action. Oxford. Blackwell

GOODMAN A. 2009. Social work with drug and substance misusers Exeter, learning Matters

GOTT, M. 2005. Sexuality, Sexual Health and Ageing. Maidenhead: Open Univ Press

GREEN,L.2010. Understanding the life course : sociological and psychological perspectives. Cambridge. Polity Press

GUBRIUM, J. & HOLSTEIN, J. (eds). 2000. Aging and Everyday Life. Oxford: Blackwell

HALL, B. AND T. SCRAGG. 2012. Social work with older people : approaches to person-centred practice. Maidenhead.Open University Press.

HOCKEY, J. & JAMES, A. 2003. Social Identities Across the Life Course. London: Palgrave

HOLLOWAY M. 2007. Negotiating death in contemporary health and social care . Bristol: Policy Press

JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION. 2009. Older people's vision for long term care. Available to download from:

KITWOOD, T. 1997. Dementia Reconsidered. Maidenhead: Open Univ Press

KROGER, T. and S. YEANDLE. 2013. Combining paid work and family care : policies and experiences in international perspective. Bristol. Policy Press

LAWRENCE, SUE et al 2010, Introducing International Social Work (Transforming Social Work Practice series). London, Learning Matters. 

LYMBERY M., and K. POSTLE. 2015. Social work and the transformation of adult social care : perpetuating a distorted vision? ISBN: 9781447310419 paperback; 9781447310402 hardback. Bristol. Policy Press.  

LYNCH R. 2013. Social work practice with older people : a positive person-centred approach. London. Sage

MACDONALD, A. 2006. Understanding Community Care: a guide for social workers. 2nd edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave

MEANS R, RICHARDS S & SMITH R. 2008. Community care : policy and practice. . Basingstoke: Palgrave 

MILNER J, MYERS S & O'BYRNE P. 2015. Assessment in Social Work. 4th edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave

MOORE, D. and K. JONES. 2012. Social work and dementia. London. Sage

MORRIS, G & MORRIS J. 2010. The dementia care workbook. Maidenhead. Open University Press.

PAYNE M. 2012. Citizenship social work with older people. Policy Press.

PIERSON J. 2007. Tackling social exclusion Abingdon, Routledge

PRICE, J. 2005. Aspects of social work and palliative care. Quay books

PRITCHARD, J. (ed). 2008. Good practice with vulnerable adults. London: Jessica Kingsley

RAY,J., M. BERNARD and J.PHILLIPS. 2009. Critical issues in social work with older people. Palgrave Macmillan.

SHARKEY, P. 2007. The essentials of community care. Basingstoke: Macmillan

SPANDLER, H, J. ANDERSON AND B. SAPEY. 2015. Madness, distress and the politics of disablement. Bristol. Policy Press

SMITH S, LE GRAND, J,& PROPPER, C. 2008 The economics of social problems. Basingstoke. Palgrave MacMillan

STASSENBERGER, K. 2011. The developing person through the life span. Basingstoke. Palgrave

TANNER D & HARRIS J. 2008. Working with older people . Abingdon: Routledge

THOMPSON, N. 2002. Loss and Grief: a guide for human services practitioners. Basingstoke, Palgrave

THOMPSON, N. 2012. Anti-Discriminatory Practice; Equality, Diversity and Social Justice. London, Palgrave Macmillan publishing. 

TROTTER, C. 2015. Working with involuntary clients. Abingdon. Routledge.

WALKER, S. 2013. Modern mental health : critical perspectives on psychiatric practice. St Albans. Critical Publishing

WEINSTEIN J. 2008. Working with loss, death and bereavement : a guide for social workers . London: Sage

WEINSTEIN J. 2010. Mental health, service user involvement and recovery. Jessica Kingsley

WRIGHT, B. 2007. Loss and Grief. M and K Limited

UNGERSON, S & YEANDLE S. 2007. Cash for care in developed welfare states. Basingstoke. Palgrave

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Selected journal articles

BOUDINI 2013. Active ageing- from empty rhetoric to an effective policy tool. Ageing and society. 33 (6)

CAREY AND FOSTER.2011. Introducing deviant Social Work - contextualising the limits of radical social work whilst understanding fragmented resistance within social work labour processes. British Journal of Social Work. 41( 3)

CARMICHEAL F., and M.G. TADROS. 2014. Overlooked and undervalued; the caring contribution of older people. International Journal of Social Economics. 4(5)

GANT, V (2017) UNDERSTANDING OF THE CARE ACT 2014 AMONG CARERS OF ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES. Learning Disability Practice, 26 May 2017, Vol.20(3), pp.28-33. 

GLASBY, J. 2005. Direct payments and the social model of disability. Social work & social sciences review : an international journal of applied research. 12 (2) 48-58

HASTINGS S.J., and S. ROGOWSKI. 2015. Critical Social Work with older people in neo-liberal times- challenges and critical possibilities. Social Work in Action 27 (1) Available online:

JACK, G and GILL, O. 2012 European Journal of Social Work, "Developing cultural competence for social work with families living in poverty", 16:2, 220-234

LEE S, FENG L. 2014 Sexual Well-Being and Physical Disability. British Journal of Social Work (2016) 46, 2263–2281 

LLOYD, L. 2006. A Caring Profession? The ethics of care and social work with older people. British Journal of Social Work..36 (7) 1171-1185

LLOYD ET AL. 2014. Look after yourself-active ageing. European journal of social work 17(3)

LONBAY, S.P. 2018. 'These are Vulnerable People Who Don't Have a Voice': Exploring Constructions of Vulnerability and Ageing in the Context of Safeguarding Older People' British Journal of Social Work. ISSN: 0045-3102. Vol 48, 1033 - 1051.

MABVURIRA, V, 2018, 'Making sense of African thought in social work practice in Zimbabwe: Towards professional decolonisation'. International Social Work Journal. 1-2. 

MORRIS, L. 2016. "AMHP Work: Dirty or Prestigious? Dirty Work Designations and the Approved Mental Health Professional" British Journal of Social Work. ISSN: 0045-3102 Vol 46, 703-718

SALEEBEY D. 2000. Power in the People: Strengths and Hope. Advances in Social Work ISSN: 1527-8565 vol 1(2). 127-136

SIVERSKOG A 2014. “They Just Don’t Have a Clue”: Transgender Aging and Implications for Social Work. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 57:2-4, 386-406. 

STEPHENS M, MANTHORPE J, MARTINEAU S, NORRIE C. 2018. 'Practice Perspectives and Theoretical Debates about Social Workers' Legal Powers to Protect Adults'. Journal of Social Work ISSN: 1468-0173 published online August 2018.

STUART SMITH, M. 2015. "Only connect’ ‘nearest relative's’ experiences of mental health act assessments". Journal of Social Work Practice ISSN: 0265-0533 Vol. 29, No. 3, 339–353.

TATANGELO G, McCabe M, MacLeod A, Konis A. 2018. I just can’t please them all and stay sane: Adult child caregivers’ experiences of family dynamics in care-giving for a parent with dementia in Australia. Health & Social Care in the Community. 26:370–377

TANNER D. 2005. Promoting the well-being of older people: messages for social workers. Practice : social work in action..17 (3) 191-205

TREVITHICK P. 2014. Humanising Managerialism: Reclaiming Emotional Reasoning, Intuition, the Relationship, and Knowledge and Skills in Social Work. Journal of Social Work Practice ISSN: 0265-0533. 28(3), 287-311

WILLIS R, PATHAK P, Khambhaita P, Evandrou M. 2017. Complexities of cultural difference in social care work in England. European Journal of Social Work,
20:5, 685-696

This list was last updated on 20/09/2019