|Author||: Susan Hunter|
|Publisher||: Jessica Kingsley Publishers|
|Total Pages||: 168|
|ISBN 10||: 1846427215|
|ISBN 13||: 9781846427213|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
This book explores the theory and practice of the developing innovative practice of `co-production' - a model of service in which users of a service will play an active and participatory role in the service provided to them, adopting a working partnership. Examples of methods and services designed on co-production principles are given by the experienced contributors, including housing initiatives in which the users, rather than professionals, provide support to each other and criminal justice settings in which offenders participate in active restorative justice programmes. Drawing together key figures in the field of social care, this book is important reading for social care practitioners and service providers wanting to stay up to date on the latest developments in the field , as well as academics, researchers and students. Research Highlights in Social Work This topical series examines areas of particular interest to those in social and community work and related fields. Each book draws together different aspects of the subject, highlighting relevant research and drawing out implications for policy and practice. The project is under the editorial direction of Professor Joyce Lishman, Head of the School of Applied Social Studies at the Robert Gordon University.