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Bringing adult social care workers into the Big Society

A successful scheme which has seen children in care getting better help from independent social workers who are contracted to local authorities will be extended to adult social care, health secretary Andrew Lansley has announced.

In a speech to the National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) conference in Manchester, Mr Lansley set out plans to pilot social work practices for adult social care, announced funding for re-ablement services in 2011/12 and launched plans for trailblazer sites for health and wellbeing boards. More ….