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, incoming 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.


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

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Shaping care markets with partners across the region to achieve high quality, relevant, accessible and appropriate services.

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

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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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Latest Resources

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

Skills for Care: Vision for a future workforce strategy

A Skills for Care publication outlining the vision for a future workforce strategy to social care leaders.

Upcoming Events

Carers Network

Y&H Safeguarding Coordination Group

Finance Network