Health and social care is a growing and necessary area. When one needs health and social care services there is nothing more important or nothing more needed in one's life. We can all expect health and social care to gain importance in our lives as the time we live in becomes less certain and more complex. There is a need for a critical and essential friend and this is the book that provides the critical capacity to develop and reflect upon practice in health and social care. This book is an indispensable guide and essential resource for professionals working with people. The guiding principle that runs throughout the book is the focus on professions' contributions to social justice and challenging social exclusion.