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Welcome to The North West Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (NW ADASS) which brings together the region’s 23 Directors.

The region has a rich legacy of joint working incorporating collaboration and providing strong collective leadership.

The North West is one of the largest regions in terms of geography and incorporates Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester.

As a result our region encompasses tremendous diversity – with overall relative poor health the region includes some of the country’s largest and fastest growing economies. The region includes large, predominantly rural counties but also densely populated urban centres and major cities. Our local authorities are at the forefront of innovation through devolution programmes and participation in a range of integration programmes.

Despite this diversity we have successfully come together as 23 local authorities to identify common strategic priorities which we will work on during 2018/19