Adult Social Care Improvement Programme

ADASS is the association of directors of adult social services. We are a charity that aims to further the interests of people in need of social care by promoting high standards and influencing the development of social care legislation and policy. The East Region has 11 Adult Social Care Directors and is supported by the ADASS East regional improvement team which is responsible for identifying opportunities for regional collaboration on improvement.


The Future of Social Care

Latest news

Mon, 01 Oct 2018

High impact change model event East of England - Saffron Walden, 19 September 2018

It was developed by national partners in 2015 to promote a new approach to system resilience and year around planning for timely discharge…

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Wed, 15 Aug 2018

Great news for the Eastern Region Sector Led Improvement Programme

A special congratulations to Fran Leddra from Thurrock who has become one of three new Chairs of the national Principal Social Workers…

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Upcoming events


'Real solutions. Real Lives' an ADASS Learning Disability Network event

On the 18th October ADASS are hosting a free day event for ADASS members. This has been kindly sponsored by EY, Avail support and Autonome. The day will…

EY, 25 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5EY


Community of Practice (Workforce Leads)

A meeting for workforce leads to exchange best practice and find solutions to challenges.

Cambridge Professional Development Centre, Foster Road, Trumpington, CAMBS CB2 9NL

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Latest Resources

Mon, 15 Oct 2018

The Economic Value of the Adult Social Care sector – England

Skills for Care and Development (SfCD) required robust estimates of the economic value of the adult social care sector in each of the four nations of the UK

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Mon, 15 Oct 2018

Caring, jobs and growth - The hidden economic power of adult social care in the West Midlands

Last week the Government published its Industrial Strategy for the UK, over 300 years from when Abraham Darby opened the first furnace powered by coke in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire. That industrial revolution led to a transformation of society across the world. The current challenges facing our communities now are significantly different but I believe they require an equally revolutionary approach. One in three children born in the UK today are expected to live to be 100. The prospect of longer lives will require all of us to plan our careers and retirement differently. The government has identified the Ageing Society as one of its key challenges and wants to harness the power of innovation to help meet people’s changing needs. With this in mind, West Midlands ADASS has recently refocused its vision to: “a region with a sustainable health & care system, that supports thriving local economies communities; promoting independence & social justice.”

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