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 with alongside individuals, families, communities and partners to plan, provide and develop innovative, sustainable and collaborative social care services for people who need it now and will in the years to come. Our shared priorities are focused on improving consistency and quality so that no matter where someone lives in the region, they can access the information, advice and care that is needed”.

Wendy Lowder, Chair of ADASS Y&H

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.

Safeguarding Board Managers

Working to ensure partnership organisations work and plan together to prevent and end abuse of adults with care and support needs in the region.

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Increasing the numbers of carers reached and supported, improving the quality of information, advice and signposting.

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Collaboration and sharing of good practice including early interventions that enable people to maintain their independence

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Safeguarding Leads

Focused on multi agency approaches to safeguarding, the provision of training and advice and coordination of policy and procedures.

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Latest Resources

The strength based approach in Leeds

The Age Well Live Well Regional Network heard from Leeds in November 2021 about their journey to arrive at their strength based approach and the Network heard how it specifically links to frailty.

Carer Quality Markers report July 2021

A report that provides a baseline for adult social care support for unpaid carers across Yorkshire and Humber region and sets a strategic direction for future work in the region to improve support for unpaid carers.

The national strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026

Upcoming Events

Finance Network

Commisssioning Network

Standards & Performance Network