`An excellent book with a precise usefulness and excellent price. It covers almost precisely the breadth of content needed for practical day-by-day social work.' - Community College Lecturer A guide to welfare services and rights for workers in the care sector. This book gives basic information on six major areas: housing, health, finance, daily living, employment, and children and relates that information to care in practice through a large range of varied activities and case studies. The book is suitable for workers in the care sector, for those preparing for assessment for an NVQ/SVQ award up to and including level 3, for students taking BTEC, City & Guilds or CCETSW courses, and for those on in-service training.