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Having gone through 30 years of development, the new edition of this highly-regarded classic is the most trusted companion for understanding and promoting the potential for social work with disabled people. It offers readers a clear introduction to the core issues of disability alongside discussion and assessment of the social worker's role. Written by an experienced and highly respected team of authors, the book reflects: * the latest updates, developments and policy changes * the broad range of areas needing to be understood for informed practice * recent changes to the focus of social work education and practice * the Social Model of Disability, encouraging debate about its role in social work * developments for independent living * the heightened importance of safeguarding issues, giving attention to the topical issue of disabilist hate crime. Accessible to a broad readership and respected by disabled people themselves, this text is the foundation for effective practice.
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