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Practising Welfare Rights

1st Edition

By Neil Bateman


144 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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Practising Welfare Rights aims to improve awareness among people working in social work and advice agencies about the skills required for effective welfare rights work, and offers guidance for managers and other professionals about how to develop a welfare rights service.

Written by a well-known author, trainer and adviser on welfare rights issues, this book includes:

  • learning objectives
  • activities to test understanding
  • illustrative case studies.

It also covers core welfare rights skills, such as interviewing, legal research, negotiation and advocacy, and discusses the historical, social and economic forces which have shaped welfare rights practice as well as the politics of welfare.

An accessible book which highlights the place of welfare rights practice in modern society.


'There are no more passionate advocates for welfare rights services than Bateman and this commitment runs like a thread throughout…this book will be both useful and interesting.' - Community Care

Table of Contents

Claiming Income Support Novello Maynard Thompson 1. What is Welfare Rights Practice? 2. Modern Welfare Rights Practice 3. Effective Welfare Rights Practice 4. Developing Welfare Rights Practice 5. Useful Resources for Welfare Rights Practice

About the Series

The Social Work Skills Series

published in association with Community Care Magazine

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy