Poverty and social work

Mantle, Greg and Backwith, Dave (2010) Poverty and social work. British Journal of Social Work, 40 (8). pp. 2380-2397. ISSN 1468-263X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcq068

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
Keywords: Poverty, Community Social Work
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2011 13:46
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2019 10:59
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/142749

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