Social Work and the City: Urban Themes in 21st-Century by Charlotte Williams

By Charlotte Williams

This publication severely explores methods of pondering the town and its relevance for the career of social paintings. It presents a colorful representation of perform drawing on examples of social paintings responses to a variety of concerns rising from the extraordinary scale, density and speed of switch in towns. The linked demanding situations posed for social paintings comprise: the elevated segregation of the terrible, the challenge of reasonable housing, homelessness, gentrification, aging, displacement due to migrations, and the breakdown of social aid and care.
Drawing on a number of disciplines, this groundbreaking paintings exhibits that those regularly occurring good points of the twenty-first century will be counteracted by means of the gains of the town: its innovation, creativity and serendipity. It has a redistributive, being concerned and cohesive capability. town gives you new possibilities and assets for social paintings to steer, to collaborate, to foster participation and involvement, and to increase its social justice mandate. The ebook indicates that the town represents a severe enviornment when it comes to the way forward for social paintings intervention and social paintings id. In doing so, it will likely be of serious curiosity to scholars and students of social paintings, social coverage, neighborhood paintings and concrete studies.

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Poor neighbourhoods are not simply materially impoverished; impacts are felt in terms of hopelessness, demoralisation and despair (Atkinson and Kintrea 2004). In addition, suburbanisation has become prevalent and is growing, generating new forms of poverty. In areas where the infrastructure of social support is poor, people experience transport difficulties in accessing services and inevitably face a poverty of participation (see Chap. 10). This exacerbation of poverty and inequality is a key trend and one to which, ironically, social work has paid so little attention in recent times (Jack and Gill 2013).

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Cities are extremely ethnically diverse places, but the nature of that diversity is rapidly changing (Vertovec 2007). Poor ethno-suburbs that have emerged in segregated patterns over time are now being transformed by new migrations and are subject to the flux and churn of movements in and out (Wacquant 2014). These new and diverse groups dwelling in particular quarters or suburbs of the city are highly associated with poverty and cities are struggling to cope with this transition, in terms of both settlement and cohesion.

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