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Budget 2015: The Experts Respond

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Duration 15 mins Updated 09 Jul 2015
A range of reactions to George Osborne's Summer 2015 budget, ranging from the impact on adoption, through defence, to questions of work, tax and...

OU on the BBC- Wanted: A Very Personal Assistant

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jul 2015
Life with a disability can be one challenge after another. Finding the right carer can open up a world of possibilities.

Improving the everyday lives of carers

Improving the everyday lives of carers Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Jun 2015
Many carers feel undervalued by society and that they are having to ‘go it alone’. The European Funded DISCOVER project, which included a team from...

DEBATE: Social Model of Disability

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 May 2015
What is the social model of disability? Does the social world exclude disabled people?

Social model of disability and the campaign for control

Social model of disability and the campaign for control Copyrighted image Credit: Ricochet - BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Mar 2015
What is the social model for disability? Does the social world exclude those with impairments, leading to disability?

Can everyone take control?

Can everyone take control? Copyrighted image Credit: Ricochet - BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Mar 2015
Is it possible for everyone with a disability to take control of their care?

Health and Social Care Tasters

Health and Social Care Tasters Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Updated 23 Jan 2015
Is health and Social Care for you? Dip into some of our tasters and find out!

Social Science and Psychology Tasters

Social Science and Psychology Tasters Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Updated 23 Jan 2015
Is Social Science and Psychology for you? Dip into some of our tasters and find out!

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An introduction to social work

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An introduction to social work Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
Do you want to learn more about the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the theory associated with social work practice?...

An introduction to social work in Wales

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An introduction to social work in Wales
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 08 Dec 2014
Respecting the individuality of each person is a central value of social work but, as the term suggests, social work is not only about individual...

Social care, social work and the law - England and Wales

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Social care, social work and the law - England and Wales Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
This unit is made up of four extracts related to social care, social work and the law. The extracts are stand-alone sections but follow on from...