Welcome to Yorkshire and Humber ADASS

leaders in social care

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in Yorkshire and Humber works to promote higher standards of social care services, influence policy & decision-makers and transform the lives of people needing & providing care.

We do this so that anyone needing care & support can live the lives they want regardless of age, disability, status and social background.

“The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services in Yorkshire and Humber works for the benefit of individuals, families and communities. Our work with partners is to plan, provide and develop innovative, sustainable and effective social care services for people who need it now and will in the years to come. Our priorities are on improving consistency and quality so that no matter where someone lives in the region, they can access the information, advice and care support that is needed. We work with people across the sector, by providing forums for professional networks that where we can jointly identify, promote, and undertake development and improvement work.”


Latest Resources

Age Well Live Well Y&H Regional Network Event . July 2023

Presentations on:

  • Improving our homes,
  • Healthy Housing Initiative,
  • West Yorkshire Dementia-ready Housing Task Force,
  • Homes and healthy ageing principles,

ADASS Northern Regions Collaborative Assurance Preparation What Good Looks Like Resource Pack

Over the summer and autumn of 2022 the three Northern ADASS regions have collaborated to produce this CQC assessment preparation resource. The content, in particular the indicative characteristics of ‘what good looks like’ and current challenges, have been generated by 4 working groups made up of operational, strategic and senior leaders from across the 3 northern ADASS regions. This final Resource Pack was compiled with support from Sarah Newsam of Strategy for Change. The resource recognises and highlights key issues and context of our Northern councils with adult social service responsibilities, and suggests what good practice may look like against the CQC Quality Statements as outlined in September 2022. It is intended to provide context and points for reflection as councils assess their own readiness for the introduction of assurance.

Please be aware that the CQC assessment framework is still in draft and some changes may be introduced before finalisation. The resource pack does not include reference to the new Equity in Experience & Outcomes Quality Statement, suggested by CQC in November 2022.

The Resource Pack is intended to be iterative and will continue to be reviewed and improved in response to feedback and as national documents are published.

Once you have had an opportunity to review the Resource Pack we would really value your feedback. The following short survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete, and we would be grateful for your views as we continue to support assurance preparation across the North of England: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WhatGoodLooksLike

Our Networks

A key part of our improvement approach is collaboration and innovation through regional networks of social care professionals.

Please see the network page for the full list of networks.

Learning Disability and Autism

Working with families, health and other partners to ensure people with learning disabilities and autism get the support needed to lead the lives they want

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Couple in love of 26 years old Down Syndrome in a park in Montreal doing selfie with mobile phone. They are learning to live independently.

Standards and Performance

Facilitating continuous regional improvement through evidence-based information monitoring, analysis and development.

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A group of seniors smiling together while in a retirement home

Age Well – Live Well

Collaborating with partners across the region to provide a strategic drive and governance framework for this agenda.

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Group Of Senior Friends Posing For Selfie As They Hike Along Trail In Countryside Together


Seeking and sharing advances in care technology and digital innovation with ambition to improve care provision and efficiency and effectiveness.

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Senior biker experiences motorcycling in VR

Upcoming Events

Branch Meeting

Use of Resources