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Social work and Social care: Home


Welcome to the subject guide for Social work and Social care. This guide will help you discover how to find the books, journals and other information you need for your work.


Homeless teen mother © Getty Images

Spotlight on Meanwhile, Back in the Library: Social Work and Social Care

The Library is very excited to announce that its next exhibition will be ‘Meanwhile, Back in the Library’ which will look at how comics, graphic novels, cartoons, newspaper strips, caricatures and picture books can be used within academia and how they connect with  subject areas such as science, game design, film, journalism, autobiography and art.

You could get started by taking a look at any of the books below or by using the Meanwhile in the Library Reading List Online. The lis is broken up into sections eg Comics as a spotlight on social issues and well-being or you could take a look at the weekly Clare in the community by Harry Venning in The Guardian.

Recent Reports

Health and Care Professionals Council - twitter feed

Health and Care Professionals Council - blog feed


Youth Justice Board

New! SAGE Research Methods Online

Sage Research Methods (SRM) is a fantastic collection of books and case studies exploring and illustrating research methods for the social sciences.  

  • Books include Little Green Books and Little Blue Books, short guides to quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Over 1000 case studies illustrating research methods
  • SRM Project Planner - accessible advice on every stage of the research process from defining a question to writing up and sharing your research
  • We don't subscribe to everything from SRM - use 'Refine By' when searching and browsing to see what is available at SHU

What is social care and how does it work?

Mental Capacity

News: BBC Health


The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) - Mental Capacity Act and news feed

British Association of Social Workers

Social Care Elf