Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)

What our organisation does to support people with care and support needs:

As a charity and membership organisation ADASS’s mission is to be a leading voice of adult social care, working in partnership with people to help transform their experience of care and support.

ADASS works to ensure that policy, guidance and advice is in place both at the national level and to support local council adult social care services


Wellbeing and independence Information and advice Active support and communities Flexible and integrated care and support When things need to change Workforce


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What we will do to Make it Real

We will continue to promote the themes to our members and through them encourage the local authorities that they represent to sign-up to the commitment if they have not already done so.

ADASS is committed to ensuring that the Making it Real themes underpin the work that we do on a day to day basis, whether this is producing responses to government legislation and policy, responding to media requests or working with partners.

ADASS has developed a new communications strategy that will further ensure that personalised care and support and co-production are a central part of our messaging to a range of audiences, including Ministers and the media.

Through the work that we do and the events that we hold we are committed to providing opportunities for sector partners and people with lived experience to share their experiences and ideas for change directly with Directors of Adult Social Services, this includes ADASS Spring Seminar and the National Children’s and Adults Conference.

How we will co-produce and with whom

ADASS will make sure that publications, guidance and events are informed and shaped by views; individuals and partners across the adult social care sector, representative organisations of people with lived experience and other key partners, such as the NHS, Department of Health and Social Care and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.