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

Latest Resources

Y&H Annual Review 20/21

A summary of the year 2020/2021.

A new long-term vision for delivering adult social care in England

Engagement web page on the new social care reforms.

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.

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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Standards and Performance

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

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Building and maintaining a skilled social care workforce that is valued and equipped and has good career opportunities.

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Promoting informed self-assessment and improvement so that the resources available to Adult Social Care Services are used efficiently and effectively.

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Upcoming Events

Digital Network

Standards & Performance Network

Commissioning Network