Working with adults


By Jackie Martin and Sue Thomspn

A4 wiro paperback, 184 pages

Published 2008

'People work' with vulnerable , disempowered and marginalised adults requires sensitivity towards service users and an awareness of how they can be discriminated against. this valuable resource can be used by anyone who wants to promote informed practice by putting these and other crucial values into practice.

Using it with practitioners can help them to critically evaluate their work and to explore the extent to which their own practice, and the practices of their organisations, reflect a commitment to:

  • working collaboratively with service users
  • challenging discrimination at all levels
  • valuing diversity
  • promoting service users' rights, including the right to take risks

Using it with students can help them to prepare to practice by reflecting on why values are important and how they inform practice.

The 56 user-friendly exercises can be used together or individually and come with guidance on their use. The accompanying photocopiable worksheets and case studies can also be obtained in pdf format by anyone who registers their purchase with Russell House Publishing.

This Learning for Practice training manual is closely linked to three books in the Theory into Practice series: Age Discrimination by Sue Thompson; Community Care by Neil and SueThompson; and Safeguarding Adults by Jackie Martin. All are available from Russell House Publishing.


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