Poverty and social work

Mantle, Greg and Backwith, Dave (2010) Poverty and social work. British Journal of Social Work. ISSN 0045-3102

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Abstract

This article explores the conceptual, policy and practical links between poverty and community-oriented social work (COSW). It argues that social workers should be directly involved in the relief of poverty and that the approach most likely to prove successful in this context is one in which practitioners retain close contact with the local community, working in partnership with a joint focus on prevention and empowerment. Although academic, government and mainstream professional interest in COSW has waned over the past decades in the UK, there are grounds to believe that this may change and that lessons can be learned from COSW in other countries.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Mantle, G. and Backwith, D., 2010. Poverty and social work. British Journal of Social Work, 40(8), pp.2380-2397..
Faculty: Faculty of Health and Social Care (for research published prior to September 2011)
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2011 13:46
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 12:49
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/142749

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