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

Video recordings from our co-production event 21 June 2022

We have published the full recordings of all the sessions at our event Meeting as Equals, Experts Together in Y&H on this website. Please use the link to access. Shorter, edited versions and a highlights video will be published soon.

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

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.


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

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

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Principal Occupational Therapists

Working collaboratively to support Occupational Therapists, strengthen rehabilitative provision and aid people to live well.

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Upcoming Events

Standards & Performance

Commissioning Network

Finance Network