Social work with older people: a vision for the future

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Abstract

This report is jointly badged by a special interest group of eight social work academics engaged in research and teaching in gerontology and gerontological social work (the G8) and the College of Social Work (TCSW). Gerontological social work is social work with older people. G8 members are strongly committed to reinvigorating professional practice and academic interest in social work with older people and their families and to ensuring that this specialist area of social work is defended, developed and invested in.
The report offers a ‘vision’ of what the G8 sees as the role, aims, and distinctive nature of social work with older people, in what contexts it can be effectively deployed, what evidence there is - both in the UK and internationally - of its effectiveness and what social work with older people’s contribution is, and can be, to health, well being and the achievement of social policy goals.

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe College of Social Work
Publication statusPublished - 2014