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NATIONAL SOCIAL SERVICES CONFERENCE - FORWARD-THINKING FOR 2020 SERVICES

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Suzanne Simmons-Lewis reports from Cardiff...
Suzanne Simmons-Lewis reports from Cardiff

Social services departments and social workers could cease to exist by 2020, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research.

In a radical picture of the future of social care presented to the National Social Services conference, the think-tank said the system must be transformed to combat the perception that it provides poor services for the poor.

The report revealed a vision of social care for 2020, where social work would be replaced by new professions which focus on key age groups.

The report's co-author, IPPR deputy director Lisa Harker, called for a rethink of social services' relationship with the NHS.

www.ippr.org.uk

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