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.
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"The Future of Social Care: Providing Services and Creating Social Capital,"
Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://arrow.tudublin.ie/ijass/vol4/iss2/6