NW ADASS New & Updated Publications

NW ADASS Market Sustainability Engagement and Research Findings

We are pleased to publish a summary of the Market Sustainability Research Findings following engagement with commissioners and providers which we carried out as part of this review.

Recent publications have highlighted that at the national level the sustainability of the ASC market is increasingly at risk. Following on from these recent discussions at North-West Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (NW ADASS) Branch meetings focused on the scale of financial challenge and the level of risk in care markets in the North-West. This has led to the Branch asking:

• How well does the Region and Sub-Regions within it understand these risks and challenges? In particular the financial challenge and
• What commissioning and market oversight arrangements by individual LAs, sub-groups of LAs and by the Region, as a whole, would best mitigate these risks? How are existing markets for older people’s and learning disability services constituted?

To help answer these questions the NW ADASS Region asked Alder Advice to use data available within the region and nationally, and to engage with commissioners and providers within the Region, to advise it on its future approach to commissioning and market oversight.

The full report is available Here


NW ADASS Sector Led Improvement Regional Account 2017

We are pleased to announce the publication of our  NW ADASS SLI Regional Account 2017  Our commitment in 2016 was to develop a more flexible and dynamic sector led improvement programme and we have worked hard with our members to refine our approach, review methodology and governance structures, which in turn have strengthened our grip on the continuous improvement challenge across adult social care.

Building on the successful work in previous years, a refresh of branch governance and the development of a more robust approach to data and intelligence we aim to deliver a comprehensive and meaningful regional programme of activity in 2017/18 that supports the sector in times of financial difficulty.

This report aims to provide a brief overview of the past 12 months and capture our branch priorities for the year
ahead.

NW ADASS Sector Led Improvement Regional Account 2017 – Appendix 2 : Council Improvement Profiles

NW ADASS Sector Led Improvement Regional Regional Account 2017 : Individual Council Improvement Profiles below

Blackburn with Darwen   Blackpool   Bolton   Bury   Cheshire East

Cheshire West and Chester  Cumbria Halton   Knowsley

Lancashire   Liverpool   Manchester  Oldham  Rochdale  Salford  Sefton

St. Helens  Stockport  Tameside  Trafford  Warrington  Wigan  Wirral


NW ADASS Achievements

This one page infograph captures a selection of  the progress, activities and achievements made over the last 12 months by NW ADASS.


NW ADASS – new publications

NW ADASS have produced 4 new publications which highlight the priorities and work programme for 2017.  Please use the links below for more information.

We are pleased to introduce the first comprehensive NW ADASS Sector Led Improvement Report – ‘State of the North West’ which collates all our learning and review activity and sets out the SLI challenge for NW ADASS in 2017.

Our commitment in 2016 was to develop a more flexible and dynamic sector led improvement programme and we have worked hard with our members to refine our approach, review methodology and governance structures which in turn have strengthened our grip on the continuous improvement challenge across adult social care.

We have triangulated information, data and intelligence from a variety of sources and this has been key in understanding not only the risks in the system and areas for improvement, but also the areas of good practice, innovation and what works.

NW ADASS Work Plan 2017 : The purpose of this work plan is to provide a single document that sets out the North West regional priorities for 2017 and how regional resources will support NW ADASS improve the performance of the 23 local authority adult social care services.

NW ADASS recognises the sector faces a series of unprecedented challenges, some of which can be addressed locally and within the short-medium term and others which can only be dealt with at regional and/or national level and may require a long-term strategy.

NW ADASS Social Services 2017 : which articulates the refreshed governance and support structures of the regional work programme, including the workstream and programme office functions.

NW ADASS Plan on a Page 2017  : which articulates the Annual SLI Programme