Rogowski, Steve
November 2009
Community Care;11/12/2009, Issue 1795, p10
The article presents the author's comments on how the concept of managerialism imported from the private sector is affecting social service. He says that people enter social work to help the most marginalised people in community. However, managerialism and financial rationalisations are now dominating this process. According to him, these concepts often involve bureaucratic targets to process cases quickly and spending less time with service users with the result that their needs are not met.


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