Welcome to The North West Association of Directors of Adult Social Services which brings together the region’s 23 Directors

The North West Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (NW ADASS) is the regional branch of the national  Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) for the North West of England. We are a membership organisation of the 23 Directors of Adult Social Services (DASS) in the North West working collaboratively with our partners, to deliver and improve adult social care services for our communities.

Our Vision

We have a vision for people in the North West where every day is the best it can be.

Where people live happy, healthy lives; able to live in their community with the support of family and friends and making best use of the things available to them in their neighbourhood.

When more help is needed it starts with a conversation about what makes a great day for them, and builds upon the things in their life which enable them to live happily at home, and is met in ways to suit them by brilliant
caring people.

What we do to achieve our vision will be done collaboratively with people who have care and support needs, their families and carers, communities and providers.

Help us to shape the future. If you would like to be part of the work we are doing, or if you would like more information, please email nwadass@wigan.gov.uk .

Please take a look at our short film and read our vision document for more information.

Future Markets

We will create a diverse and high-quality market for social care which is ethical, builds community wealth and offers greater choice


Future Models

We will develop new ways of supporting people so that they can live the life they want in their community


Future Workforce

We will develop a high-quality and caring workforce so that people will be supported and cared for in the right way by brilliant and caring people

Sector Led Improvement

We will take collective responsibility for the performance of the sector as a whole

Is Adult Social Care for you?

Upcoming Events

NW Collaborative Masterclass Series 2024/25

AI and the Public Sector
Online event
Wednesday 26th June 2024 at 09:30 – 12:00
Creating a restorative, Just and Learning Culture
Online event
Friday 19thJuly 2024 at 09:30 – 12:00

2023/24 Annual Report