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.

ADASS Eastern Region Tools

Self Awareness Tool

Regional Balanced Scorecard Tool

Nick Presmeg

ADASS East warmly welcomes Nick Presmeg, Director for Integrated Commissioning and Vulnerable People for Essex County Council, as Branch Chair. A video about Nick's vision and priorities for the region will follow.

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


Adult Social Care Peer Review Training with the LGA

We hold a yearly adult social care peer review training session run by the LGA for senior managers. This is particularly useful if the LA is just about…

Conference Hall, Cambridge Professional Development Centre, Trumpington


Delayed Transfers of Care Network

Share experiences and innovation

CPDC, Byron Room, Foster Road, Trumpington, Cambridgshire CB2 9NL

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Latest Resources

Tue, 01 Oct 2019

Hidden no more: Dementia and Disability

With 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) welcomes findings from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia’s newest report, Hidden no more: Dementia and disability. This report serves as an important reminder that dementia is a disability under UK legislation and International convention, and should be respected as such in both policy and practice. In contrast to the medical model, this report views disability as the societal barriers a person faces, not by impairment. ADASS calls on all local authorities and partner agencies to actively engage with the report’s recommendations to help eradicate social barriers and stigma, thereby enabling people to live well with dementia in our communities.

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

Count Me In! Getting serious about Co-Production – Making rights make sense

Please see the blog on Coproduction across the East for social care futures. The next phase starts Monday and we have secured £8k of funding from NHSE towards the programme through an MOU which is being processed

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