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ITB Humanities Lecturer co-authors book on Social Care in Ireland.

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19/06/2014 13:16:38


A new book Social Care : Learning from Practice, edited by ITB Humanities Lecturer Denise Lyons and Noel Howard was launched on 17th June at the Sophia Housing Foundation in Cork.



This multi-contributory book aims to present a wealth of practical knowledge for practitioners and those training in the field, and a valuable narrative on the challenges that face social care workers for anyone interested in this growing and wide-ranging area.
It also gets behind the statistics, jargon and government policies to reveal the reality.
This book features fascinating real-life stories from social care practitioners in Ireland today.
This book may appeal to :
Students of Social Care.
Social care workers preparing for continuing professional development (CPD)
and allied health and social care professionals.
Those interested in a career in social care.



About the Editors:
Noel Howard is a retired social care worker and manager. He is the founder member and secretary of Social Care Ireland and is Chair of Care Leavers Ireland. He has written on social care work and edits publications for the Irish Association of Social Care Workers.
Denise Lyons is a lecturer in the Department of Humanities, Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, and was a social care worker in residential childcare for several years. She is currently the President of Social Care Ireland.



Social Care: Learning from Practice is now available from all major bookshops and online at

Social Care Ireland


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