Self-Help, Social Work and Empowerment

Part of the series Practical Social Work pp 94-111

How to Appraise Self-Help

  • Robert Adams


In Chapter 7, we consider the sequence that the appraisal of self-help activities will invariably move through and the kinds of issues and questions which normally will need to be addressed in the process. The major stages are as follows: clarifying the task, preparing for the appraisal, carrying it out and producing and using its products. It should be remembered that far from each stage being completed before the next is begun, in practice constant ‘looping back’ will normally be necessary, to revise the task of appraisal and its implementation.