This paper maps out a coherent vision for social care practice at a crucial point in its professional development. While acknowledging the historical limitations placed on the social care profession, the article sets out the potential for social care to generate a new professional project promoting well-being by empowering individuals and their communities. This vision is based on a model of social citizenship where, within the context of direct service provision, the challenge for social care is to provide effective services and at the same time generate social capital.
"The Future of Social Care: Providing Services and Creating Social Capital,"
Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies:
2, Article 6.
Available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/ijass/vol4/iss2/6