Who we are

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. In 2019, membership was extended to principal social workers.

West Midlands ADASS comprises of the 14 Directors of Adult social services in the region and has run a successful improvement programme over the past decade. The approach has been sustained by identifying clear shared priorities, combining and maximising the use of stretched resources, and continually refreshing the programme so that it meets the requirements of adult social care as it responds to the changing policy, financial and improvement agendas of the sector.