The Practice of Residential Work

The Practice of Residential Work

by JoCampling (Editor), RogerClough (Author)


This text sets residential life and work in the context of wider social systems, focusing on the function homes serve in looking after young people and adults who would struggle to live elsewhere. Roger Clough highlights what residential workers need to know and do in order that, together with residents, they organize systems and lifestyle to provide the best service. Good residential practice develops from theory and understanding: of people, structures, residential practice, research methods and findings, organizational and management theory, and, critically, ethics and values.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Published: 13 Apr 2000

ISBN 10: 0333668944
ISBN 13: 9780333668948
Book Overview: Roger Clough's publications include Residential Care , The Abuse of Care and Care in Chaos .

Author Bio
ROGER CLOUGH is Professor of Social Work at Lancaster University. He is experienced in social work teaching, specialising in residential work. He has worked as a county councillor, Chair of the Social Services Committee, Chief Inspector of Social Services with Cumbria Social Services and is currently a member of The Residential Forum. His publications include Residential Care, The Abuse of Care and most recently Care in Chaos, with R. Hadley.