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Social Work with Adults: What does the future hold?

Summit at The College of Social Work, 17 December 2013

The rapidly changing policy landscape in health and social care presents both opportunities and challenges for social work. The Care Bill signals a radical switch of
emphasis from crisis-driven services to a more preventive approach based on the principle of well being, while the integration agenda in health and social care brings opportunities for social work leadership to influence the fundamental reform of services that will be necessary.

The College of Social Work’s (TCSW) Business Case for Social Work with Adults provides a growing evidence base for the importance and economic value of social work with adults. Our London summit on social work with adults, held in February 2012, initiated discussion of the Business Case and led to our discussion paper The Business Case for Social Work with Adults (TCSW, December 2012).