ADASS Yorkshire and Humber

ADASS is the association of directors of adult social services in England. We are a charity and the association aims to further the interests of people in need of social care by promoting high standards of social care services and influencing the development of social care legislation and policy. The membership is drawn from serving directors of adult social care employed by local authorities. Associate members are past directors and our wider membership includes deputy and assistant directors.

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The Future of Social Care

Upcoming events


WY&H Comms and Engagement Network meeting

Please see below the draft agenda and if you’d like to invite other colleagues please let know

The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Gipton, Leeds LS9 6NL


Best Interest Assessors Conference

BIA quarterly conference

The Met Hotel, King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HQ

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Sun, 19 Jan 2020

Maternity Voice Partnerships

New website gives mums a voice in development of local maternity services West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) has launched a new website platform for teams of women and their families, commissioners and maternity staff who are working together to develop local maternity care. Part of the NHS national Better Births strategy and the Local Maternity System (LMS) action plan, Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVPs) are working groups that operate in the six places that make up the WY&H HCP (Bradford district and Craven; Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield). People are invited to get involved by becoming volunteers to help with work such as asking for feedback at meetings, which they attend on behalf of their local MVP. All volunteers are fully supported and expenses are paid. Carol McKenna WY&H HCP Local Maternity System Programme Lead and Chief Officer for NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group said: “Our vision for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Local Maternity System is to provide the highest quality care, information and advice for women, and their loved ones, throughout a pregnancy and whilst planning for a baby. Enabling people to tell us what they want and need from the service where they live is important to us and we want to create as many opportunities as possible for them to do that. We are committed to using the real-life experiences of people who use our services to make what we do even better.” The website also has personal stories from women and their families about their experiences of maternity services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate. WY&H HCP senior midwife Sarah Bennett said: “Throughout the development of our LMS action plan we have worked with our Maternity Voices Partnerships groups to ensure we are responding to the needs and wishes of the women and families we care for. The LMS has supported the development of new MVPs and is delighted to have co-produced this website with them to share the wonderful work they are doing and to encourage more interaction from the women and families of West Yorkshire and Harrogate.” The Maternity Voices Partnerships website address is

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Sat, 07 Dec 2019

Looking Out for your Neighbours Campagne

The 'Looking out for our neighbours' community campaign launches in 10 days. With Monday 16 December fast approaching, we have attached our Launch Supporter Pack for you to use, which includes: • A branded photo prop • Social media messages • Social media graphics • A local news item (to be posted no sooner than Monday 16 December please) • 2 x location editable powerpoint templates (1x A4 size, 1x social media graphic size. To set up, please open the file, type in your location, and click file > export > and change the file format to .png) Please note that this pack has a strict embargo date of Monday 16 December and cannot be used until then. Share with us what's happening in your area Do you have an event, news piece or neighbourly story you'd like to share with us to appear on our website? You can now submit them through the form below:

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