Case Studies topics

Using the case studies

The content of each of the five case studies is self-contained on one web page and is divided into sections, following a standard format.

On each case study page, clicking the folder button in the section heading will expand or close that section on screen. You can always return to the Summary and contents by selecting the Return to Summary link at the bottom of each section.

Using the case studies

The five case studies, developed with carers, address five different situations where social work can offer input to carers. Each has information about the situation and case records, and highlights important topics that relate to that situation with relevant resources and tools.

Sandwich caring; Carers’ employment; Life course and whole family approaches; Assistive technology; Dementia

Mental health; Mental capacity, confidentiality and consent; Young carers; Young carers of parents with mental health problems; Young carers and education/ employment

Transition into a care home; Integrated work; Transitions for carers; Family complexity and conflict; Identity and sexuality

End of life; Living with dying; Bereavement support; Social isolation; Religion and spirituality

Michelle and Joel:,
Learning disability; Attachment; Risk enablement and independence; Older family carers; Ethnicity, culture and language

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