About Us

NW ADASS, the North West Association of Directors of Adult Social Services is one of nine regional ADASS branches across England and brings together the regions 23 directors. 

Our North West branch includes the following Local Authorities across three Integrated Care Systems (ICS).

Cheshire & Mersey​

  • Wirral
  • St Helens
  • Liverpool
  • Sefton
  • Knowsley
  • Halton
  • Warrington
  • Cheshire West & Chester
  • Cheshire East

Greater Manchester

  • Wigan
  • Bury
  • Trafford
  • Stockport
  • Rochdale
  • Salford
  • Oldham
  • Tameside
  • Manchester
  • Bolton

Lancashire & Cumbria




Blackburn with Darwen

As Directors of Adult Social Services, we are committed to identifying and working towards common strategic priorities to bring long term and sustainable improvement to the sector. By being innovative and working collaboratively to improve services across our region via Sector Led Improvement (SLI) activities, our NW Care 2030 strategy and programmes of work will enable partnership working, to support our integrated health and care systems to develop.

Our Chair and Deputy

Stuart Cowley

NW Director for Adult Social Care and Health, Wigan Council

Delyth Curtis

ADASS Vice Chair
Deputy Chief Executive – People (DASS Cheshire West and Chester Council)