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Social Work in the Inner City

Synopsis
Explores the conditions of social work and social workers. Contrasts the economic and social conditions of social work’s client population in Glasgow with the aims and limitations of the social work agency involved. Explores the mismatch between the social expectations of social work, the resources available for social work, and the scale of problems which they confront. Discusses the experience of social workers confronting an intensifying range and depth of problems manifested in ‘client bombardment’, with limited resources and limited control over other welfare resources.
Series
Social Problems and Social Welfare, Course D211
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1988
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
Social welfare
Keywords
Scotland; social work; urban communities

Credits

Producer
Clare Falkner

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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