Managing Care in Practice helps managers to identify the knowledge and build the skills for managing people and other resources required for effective care provision. It addresses the practical dilemmas of managing in care settings by developing the model of practice-led management across a range of common activities. It provides ideas and models of what can work in practice from relevant theories, practice examples and the lived experience of social care managers. Including contributions from leading academics, researchers, managers and practitioners, the text is informed by consultations with service users and managers.
This core text demonstrates that the diverse and complex environments of management in social care require responsive and active engagement by the manager who wishes to maximise the constraints for everyday practice.
'This well-sourced and resourced book develops the key theme of practice-led management and develops a fresh framework for team managers whose roles are pivotal in whether a service is any good.' - Anthony Douglas, Director of Social Care and Health, Suffolk County Council.
'A book for all seasons and all team members.' - Community Care
1. Acting or Reacting 2. Managing the Team 3. Leadership and Vision 4. Managing Change 5. Supporting Evidence-based Practice and Research-Mindedness 6. Managing Across Professional Agency Boundaries 7. Managing Budgets and Giving Best Value 8. Managing Information and Using New Technologie 9. Managing to Protect 10. Managing Mistakes and Challenges 11. Managing Significant Life Events 12. Managing Professional Development