ADASS EAST has twelve local authority areas. Understanding and responding to what matters to people who need or access care and support, their families and carers is at the forefront of our improvement journey. The Directors of Social Services are committed to co-production to help create an adult social care market which enables people to have more choice and control over their support. As a region we have signed up to TLAP’s Making it Real – Think Local Act Personal I/We Statements.

We have also created a space for people who draw on care and support, carers, families, friends, providers and commissioners to come together to have a chat “Over a Brew” on a regular basis to learn about things that are going well and not so well so we can make some positive change, please see here for further details: Over a Brew virtual coffee sessions – Association of Directors of Adult Social Services Eastern Region (

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Our priorities

We are working with partners to manage local health and care systems; with providers on care market sustainability and innovative commissioning; and with local authorities on sector-led improvement and financial challenges.

Latest Resources

Over a Brew - Commitments to improve co-production as at September 2023

The Over a Brew and the Putting People at the heart of care and support working group met in September 2023.  We listened to the feedback from people's experience of care and support across the East over the last year and came up with 10 commitments we would like to achieve to improve people's experience.  The progress against these will be monitored in March/April 2024.  

Upcoming Events

Regional Intelligence Group Network – December 2023

Regional Intelligence Group Network of performance leads meet quarterly, invitation only.  December 2023

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