Social Work Reading List (and the wider social care sector)

2013 book list written in partnership with Community Care Magazine can be found here.

It is that time of year again. Yes, people are off to start university or return after the well deserved summer break. To mark the occasion, I thought I would put together a list of the fifteen books that helped me through the social work degree and that continue to support my work (not a social worker). Going through my bookshelf there are a number of publishers who produce quality social work and social care texts, but I have to say that my bookshelf is dominated by texts published by Palgrave Macmillan (please also enquire about their online Social Work Toolkit), Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Open University Press/The Mcgraw-Hill Companies, SAGE publications and Oxford University Press. They can be found on twitter;

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Seventeenth Column

Let’s start off by saying that by the time this is published I have just shy of three months left of my training seeing as my final exam is at the end of May. Continue reading

Second Column

I introduced myself last month as a student social worker and identified how it has baffled me for the entire time during my first year of my social work degree as to why students have yet to be invited by the Government to share their views on the current social services ‘system’. Continue reading