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

By (author) Alan Twelvetrees

ISBN13: 9781447360643

Imprint: Policy Press

Publisher: Bristol University Press

Format: Paperback / softback

Published: 01/01/2024

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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.
One: Introduction; Two: Planning for the intervention; Three: Survival, professional development and reflective practice; Four: Helping people set up and run community groups; Five: Practical issues; Six: Using modern information technology; Seven: Community work and social change; Eight: 'Top down' approaches; Nine/ten/eleven: Specialist Community Work; Twelve: Putting it all together - towards comprehensive community work and practice; Appendices.
  • Social services & welfare, criminology
  • Social welfare & social services
  • Rural communities
  • Social work
  • Professional & Vocational
List Price: £27.99