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 ADASS - Making It Real

We are now listed on the Think Local Act Personal making it real directory, read more about it and what we are doing through this link. 

Y&H support to social care workers

Improving Support to People with a Learning Disability and Building a Better Future – Learning from the response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

Principal Social Workers

Leading on the development of excellent social work and social work professionals in our region.

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Healthcare worker showing her badge at the front door of a senior womans home.


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

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Mother kissing her son with special needs

Deprivation of Liberty

Disseminating learning from practice and case law and ensuring that safeguards are maintained consistently across the region

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Female home carer supporting old woman to stand up from the sofa at care home

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.

Upcoming Events

Standards & Performance Network

Finance Network

Commissioning – Homecare