The West Midlands region has an active ADASS branch that supports the 14 Directors of Adult Social Services (DASS) in the region to collaborate and contribute to the national ADASS structure.
The programme is led by West Midlands Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (WM ADASS) which is currently chaired by Andy Begley (Shropshire Council).
West Midlands ADASS, Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands (IEWM) and the Local Government Association (LGA) through the Care and Health Improvement Programme have worked closely over the last decade to build a strong improvement programme for adult social care in the region. The programme has sought to focus the combined resources and effort of the 14 councils on activity, endeavour and challenge that provides capacity to improve services, promote good practice and provide mutual support and challenge in an ever more financially restricted environment.
For 2018/19 the intention is to deliver a joint West Midlands Care and Health Improvement Programme that builds upon work undertaken in 2017/18 and that recognises some of the changing context in which adult social care is operating beyond the publication of the forthcoming Social care Green Paper. It is also recognised that consideration needs to be given to significant changes to DASS in the region, emerging national policy changes and associated funding that may be available.
West Midlands Care Association Survey
ADASS West Midlands have commissioned a report to look at the long term future of the Care Sector in the Region and would appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes to complete the West Midlands Care Association survey
West Midlands Care Association fully backs the objectives behind the report and encourages you to participate if you can. The survey is anonymous and WMCA will only hold the data to completion of the exercise. More information about West Midlands Care Association Privacy