Community Development, Social Action and Social Planning (Sixth Edition)
A Practical Guide

By (author) Alan Twelvetrees,Russell Todd

ISBN13: 9781447360643

Imprint: Policy Press

Publisher: Bristol University Press


Published: 28/06/2024

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The sixth, fully updated edition of this bestselling guide links the theory and practice of community work in an insightful and relatable read for students and practitioners alike. With an accessible style, experienced author Alan Twelvetrees sets out the realities of practice in everyday community development (CD) work. With a much-expanded section on specialist community work, the guide also features brand new sections on work in health, housing, with children, young people and those with disabilities and the changing role of IT, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic. This edition features: • clear ‘how to’ guides for a variety of CD-related practice; • case studies; • end of chapter discussion points; • signposts to digital resources; • glossary. This classic text provides a comprehensive overview of the knowledge required to work in community practice in the UK and is essential for anyone studying or working in the field.
Introduction Part 1: Understanding Community Work and Yourself 1. What Are Community Development, Social Action and Social Planning? 2. Different Dimensions of Community Work Practice 3. Planning for Effective Community Work 4. Survival, Professional Development, and Reflective Practice Part 2: Community Development and Community Action 5. Helping People Set Up and Run Community Groups 6. Technical Knowledge and Skill Relating to Community Development and Community Action 7. Wider Dimensions of Field Level Practice 8. Using Information Technology, the Internet, Digital and Mobile Technologies 9. Evaluating Community Work 10. Ideology, Social Change, and Community Work 11. Broad-Based Community Organizing Part 3: Social Planning Approaches 12. Social Planning in Community Work 13. Management and Partnership Working Part 4: Specialist Community Work and Advanced Practice 14. Specialist Community Work 15. Advanced Community Work Practice 16. Strategic Approaches to Community Work 17. Conclusions and a Look to the Future
  • Social services & welfare, criminology
  • Social welfare & social services
  • Rural communities
  • Urban communities
  • Social work
  • General (US: Trade)
  • Professional & Vocational
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