This book discusses adult vulnerability in a range of health social care and community contexts through a series of 'thematic' approaches. Acknowledging the overlap between different states of vulnerability, the book demonstrates how vulnerable states can follow on from each other in a sequential manner, for example the transition from insecure accommodation to substance abuse to imprisonment.
pt. 1. Explorations in theory and practice -- Parenthood -- Physical disability -- Sensory impairments -- Mental health -- Learning disability -- Insecure accommodation -- Substance abuse -- The older person -- Linking theory with practice examples -- part 2. Case studies and practice examples -- Culture, identity, disability, addiction -- Multiple domains of risk -- Sexual orientation -- What makes a gypsy or traveller vulnerable? -- Vulnerable adult migrants in East Anglia.