By John H. Pierson
The idea that of social exclusion is a vital concentration of goverment coverage and is quickly relocating to the center of practitioner task. This textbook indicates how social employees can strive against the social exclusion skilled through provider clients and while advertise social inclusion. Tackling Social Exclusion covers: the meanings of social exclusion and the typical parts of perform had to opposite it the abilities wanted whilst operating with particular teams of individuals together with childrens and households, teens and weak adults the neighbourhood measurement in social exclusion the hyperlink among 'race' and ethnic minorities and social exclusion and the results of the Macpherson file for perform how provider organisations can swap their supplier to promotie inclusion the right way to paintings with groups to impression switch every one bankruptcy is grounded in actual perform examples and explores via actions, case stories and routines how the point of view of social exclusion is altering social paintings this day.
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This dynamic of poor schooling, vulnerable families and low income is found throughout the UK, largely on social or council housing estates on the edges of our towns and cities but also in over-crowded, low-income areas of mixed tenancy and owner-occupiers. When we refer to ‘neighbourhoods’ we are not trying to evoke a cosy well-defined area where the residents all know and support each other in frequent face to face transactions. Far from it. In working with poor and excluded neighbourhoods we use that term simply to refer to a recognisable vicinity, perhaps with established boundaries like a main highway or the edge of an estate, that a majority of residents themselves would acknowledge.
A social work practice that is anti-oppressive begins with this awareness that barriers to full human development are socially and politically created. Part of any social work assessment therefore should uncover these ideological constructs and stereotypes, and the barriers that restrict service users’ freedom to act should be challenged through workers’ alliance with users. Social workers strive then to improve 26 PERSPECTIVES AND APPROACHES TO PRACTICE the material level of resources for oppressed groups, work to amplify their power, and challenge dominant groups’ oppression of the marginalised (Fook cited in Payne 1997: 232).
Perhaps the biggest challenge for social workers in tackling social exclusion is to develop approaches that deal with these problems on a neighbourhood or community level. KEY READING Catherine Howarth, Peter Kenway, Guy Palmer and Romina Miorelli, Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion (New Policy Institute and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 1999). This volume lays out in detail the range of indicators for picking up social 18 WHAT SOCIAL EXCLUSION MEANS exclusion in the groups of users and the communities you work with.
Tackling Social Exclusion (Social Work Skills) by John H. Pierson