Helping people with learning difficulties into paid employment: Will UK social workers use the available welfare to work system?

Mark Baldwin

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Abstract

Welfare to work policies have developed partly from policy rhetoric that argues employment as the best way of ensuring social inclusion for marginalised groups. In the United Kingdom, welfare to work policies for disabled people have developed within an enabling rather than a mandatory system, although organisation and practice have lagged behind.This article explores policies that provide this enabling context for facilitating the transition of people with learning difficulties from benefits to paid employment. it also explores the role of social workers, examining the degree to which their practice reflects the empowering rhetoric of the policy framework and of contemporary social work values.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Perspectives on Welfare to Work Policy
EditorsRichard Hoefer , James Midgely
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages91-108
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780203824184
ISBN (Print)9780789033673
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Disability
  • Policy implementation
  • Social inclusion
  • Social work practice
  • Welfare to work

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    Baldwin, M. (2006). Helping people with learning difficulties into paid employment: Will UK social workers use the available welfare to work system? In R. Hoefer , & J. Midgely (Eds.), International Perspectives on Welfare to Work Policy (pp. 91-108). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203824184