Ruth Allen, Director of Social Work for South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust, discusses new developments in Mental Health.

The Better Care Fund is encouraging us all to move forward with integrated health and social care services but many local authorities have become concerned about social care outcomes from mental health social work that is integrated in mental health trusts and some have gone as far as pulling these arrangements apart. We will consider how best to promote the leading role of social workers and social care in integrated systems.

This workshop will look at the latest guidance from The College of Social Work and discuss the top 10 tips for making integrated arrangements work.