Social services are referred to as a range of public services rendered by private organizations, governments and non-profit entities. Other synonyms are social work services and social welfare services. The services revolve around effective institutions; they generate enhanced communities, and promoting opportunity and equality. Affected areas are facilities and benefits including health care, education, police, food subsidies, job training, fire services, subsidized housing, management of the community, adoption lobbying and policy research. They impact the society positively.
Governments, institutions and NGO’s extend social services to the disabled. Although they receive social services, they are passive. It are rare to find the society appreciating the abilities endowed among the disabled. Commonly, the disability appears much more than the ability. Various organizations and governments recognize the gap that exists when the disabled are excluded from programs for socioeconomic development. For this reason, these organizations and governments put in place adequate and sustainable social services. Important considerations are special needs and skills of those with disabilities.
Members of the society who benefit from social services include the disabled, children, the poor and the elderly. The world over, people experience injustices. Other issues facing the world are pressing challenges that remain pressing and incredibly complex. It is such situations that make social workers important in the society. They serve all cadres of life. Human beings undergo wholesome changes courtesy of the efforts by social workers.
Social workers provide social services to adults, children and the disadvantaged in the society. Usually, children benefit more because of the types of services offered. Social workers are advocates of the voiceless when rendering social services. Children in the society would be doomed without social services. Healthy, fulfilling and deserving lives emanate from social services.
Social services aim at alleviating poverty in addition to minimizing pain and suffering. Extended provision of social services touches on those in addiction, poverty, unemployment, abuse, mental illness, disability and discrimination. The services aim at ensuring that recipients develop new techniques of dealing with life issues. The new ways also help them confront new challenges that arise in life. It includes offering skills, knowledge, and empower them.
Trained social workers offer social services in governments and institutions. It is a prerequisite for these professionals to have foundational training in social services and social work before qualifying as social workers. These people undergo various supervised fieldwork hours. In the end, they demonstrate capacity to work with various people and in different institutions. They include schools; mental health clinics, private practices, hospitals, prisons, corporations, military, public agencies, virtually anywhere else there are people in need and private agencies