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Planning and Budgeting Skills for Health and Social Work Managers
At a time of increasing government austerity, it is vital that managers and leaders within health and social care organisations have a critical understanding of good planning and budgeting skills. This handbook will guide managers through the complex area of the planning process and includes sections on organisational aspects of planning, completing evaluation forms and analysis and strategic goal-setting. The Author then looks at effective budgeting skills including year-end forecasting, profiling and efficiency.
Planning: An Introduction
The Planning Process
Using Planning Techniques
Budgeting and Financial Management
The Budget Manager Role
Budget Management: Preparation
Managing Budgets in a Recession
This book is a very clear exposition of the techniques needed for preparing a plan and a budget in the social sector, and meets a significant gap in the literature for advanced undegraduate students in social policy and planning. It is being adopted as a key text for module SWP3171 Areas of social planning.
Social workers often lack confidence in anything involving numbers and money! This is a very attractively presented book covering the essentials of its topic. It will be a valuable specialist addition for courses for more experienced social workers undertaking post qualifying studies.
Professor Brian Taylor
Dept of Sociology & Appl'd Soc Studies, Ulster University