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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Working with Marginalised Groups

From Policy to Practice

ISBN 9781137559562
Publication Date October 2016
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

This book highlights a range of individuals and groups in UK society who experience exclusion or marginalisation, including Roma, young carers and people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. It takes a unique practice-based focus, designed to encourage an enquiring mind in relation to diversity in society and to debunk myths about 'the others'.

Dr Anya Ahmed is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Salford, UK

Dr. Michaela Rogers is a Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Salford, UK

Introduction Anya Ahmed and Michaela Rogers
Chapter 1: Diversity and exclusion in context Anya Ahmed and Michaela Rogers
Chapter 2: Identity, difference and the meaning of 'culture' in health and social care practice Julie Morton and Steve Myers
Chapter 3: Young people as carers and young users of mental health services: from policy to practice. Sue McAndrew and Tony Warne
Chapter 4: Marginalised children and young people with autism spectrum disorders Andrea Brammer, Rob Kennedy and Frances Binns
Chapter 5: Understanding the social exclusion of Roma Lisa Scullion and Philip Brown
Chapter 6: Trans and Gender Diversity: Messages for Policy and Practice Michaela Rogers
Chapter 7 : Deafness and Social Exclusion Naomi Sharples and Will Hough
Chapter 8: Dementia, diverse communities and access to services Anya Ahmed, Ubah Egal and Shahid Mohammed
Chapter 9 : Older women's experiences of domestic violence and abuse Michaela Rogers
Conclusion Anya Ahmed and Michaela Rogers.


This book provides a very useful framework for embedding core ideas about marginalisation, exclusion and direct work with vulnerable groups – I would definitely recommend it.' – Cath Williams, Assistant Professor in Social Work, University of Nottingham, UK
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