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The social development approach to welfare, according to James Midgley (1995:23), is ...

a dynamic process of growth and change focusing on the well-being of the community as a whole rather than only on the provision of services to the needy individual. Social development, Midgley believes, is firmly entwined with economic development the former cannot take place without the latter and the latter has no meaning if it is not coupled with improvements in social welfare for the population as a whole. (1995: 23). Some of the key principles of a social development approach, according to Midgley include: A firm link to economic development An interdisciplinary focus (ideology, politics, etc.) Implies a process (growth and change) It is progressive (faith in social improvement) It is interventionist (..organised efforts are required to bring about improvements in social welfare.. ) Its goals are facilitated in a variety of ways, particularly those trying to combine social intervention with economic development efforts It is inclusive (benefiting individuals as well as the community) The goal is to promote social welfare. (Midgley paraphrased, summarised and quoted (1995: 25-27)). The social development approach to welfare, according to James Midgley (1995:23), is ... a dynamic process of growth and change focusing on the well-being of the community as a whole rather than only on the provision of services to the needy individual. Social development, Midgley believes, is firmly entwined with economic development the former cannot take place without the latter and the latter has no

meaning if it is not coupled with improvements in social welfare for the population as a whole. (1995: 23). Some of the key principles of a social development approach, according to Midgley include: A firm link to economic development An interdisciplinary focus (ideology, politics, etc.) Implies a process (growth and change) It is progressive (faith in social improvement) It is interventionist (..organised efforts are required to bring about improvements in social welfare.. ) Its goals are facilitated in a variety of ways, particularly those trying to combine social intervention with economic development efforts It is inclusive (benefiting individuals as well as the community) The goal is to promote social welfare. (Midgley paraphrased, summarised and quoted (1995: 25-27)). The social development approach to welfare, according to James Midgley (1995:23), is ... a dynamic process of growth and change focusing on the well-being of the community as a whole rather than only on the provision of services to the needy individual. Social development, Midgley believes, is firmly entwined with economic development the former cannot take place without the latter and the latter has no meaning if it is not coupled with improvements in social welfare for the population as a whole. (1995: 23). Some of the key principles of a social development approach, according to Midgley include: A firm link to economic development

An interdisciplinary focus (ideology, politics, etc.) Implies a process (growth and change) It is progressive (faith in social improvement) It is interventionist (..organised efforts are required to bring about improvements in social welfare.. ) Its goals are facilitated in a variety of ways, particularly those trying to combine social intervention with economic development efforts It is inclusive (benefiting individuals as well as the community) The goal is to promote social welfare. (Midgley paraphrased, summarised and quoted (1995: 25-27)).

This meant that social welfare services in South Africa would in future focus on enabling people to regain their capacity to help themselves, and to overcome obstacles to personal and societal growth and development. The emphasis was on the person rather that the problem. This had enormous implications for the theoretical basis in the training of social workers.