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Module Reading List

Working with Adults in Social Care, 2017/18, 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

AGE CONCERN and HELP THE AGED. 2009. One voice : our aged society. Available as a PDF from: dtrk=true

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

BROOKER D.2007. Person-centred dementia care : making services better London, Jessica Kingsley

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

CARNWELL, R and BUCHANAN J.2004. Effective practice in health and social care : a partnership approach. Maidenhead. Open University Press

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:

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

CURRER C.2007. Loss and social work . Exeter: Learning Matters

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

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.

GLASBY, J. & LITTLECHILD, R. .2004. The Health and Social Care Divide. Bristol: The 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

GOMM,R. 2009. Key concepts in social research methods. Basingstoke. Palgrave MacMillan.

GOSSOP, M. 2007. Living with drugs . Aldershot, Ashgate

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

GOUGH D,. S. OLIVER and J. THOMAS. 2012. An introduction to systematic reviews. London. Sage

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

HARRIS P. 2005. Drug induced : addiction and treatment in perspective Lyme Regis, Russell House

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

LYMBERY M. 2005. Social work with older people : context, policy and practice London, Sage

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.

PENHALE, B & PARKER, J.2008. Working with vulnerable adults . Abingdon: Routledge

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

SILVERMAN, D. 2010. Doing Qualitative Research. London. Sage

SIMPSON M et al. 2007. Drugs in Britain : supply, consumption, and control Basingstoke, Palgrave

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, S. 2005. Age Discrimination. Lyme Regis, Russell House Pub

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

VINCENT, J, PHILLIPSON C & DOWNS M. 2006. The futures of old age. London. Sage

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

WOODIN, G. 2006. Social relationships and disabled people : the impact of direct payments. PhD thesis. Univeristy of Leeds

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)

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:

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)

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

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


This list was last updated on 13/10/2017