The NW ADASS Executive Board was formally ‘The North West Towards Excellence Board’ which was established to oversee effective Sector Led Improvement of Adult Social Care in the North West Region. The Board is Chaired by Stuart Cowley, Director of Adult Social Care at Wigan and NW ADASS lead for the National ADASS Executive. The Board comprises of a lead Local Authority Chief Executive, nominated Directors from each of the sub regions, Service User/Carers Representatives, the LGA Care and Health Improvement Advisor, the Chair of SLI Board and the regional Director of Public Health.
Sector Led Improvement looks at the evidence of how we assess ourselves and are accountable to our population, demonstrates how the North West collectively works to improve and risk access ourselves and to do this through a strong, cohesive and responsibly methodology.
NW ADASS Executive Board Terms of Reference
The approach to Sector Led Improvement for Adult Social Care in the North West was approved by the Board at its first meeting on 8 October 2012 and was firmly sector led.
The approach will form part of and complement a wider approach to Sector Led Improvement across all local authority services, including the approach developed by the North West Leadership Commission, the approaches developed for services for children and young people, public health and LGA Peer Challenge.
Links will be made as appropriate with wider networks such as the North West Leadership Commission, DCS networks, CCG and Health and Wellbeing networks.
Memorandum of Understanding
This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been developed to assist the 23 upper tier local authorities that make up the North West Region. It includes sharing of best practice, shadowing, buddying, action learning and offers of support. The MoU has been signed off by the lead portfolio holder, chief executive and DASS for each of the 23 authorities.
Plan on a Page
The Plan on a Page shows the reporting lines of how all the workstreams of North West ADASS fit together.
Through discussion and debate between the Executive Board and NW SLI Board a shortened version of the LGA 5 day peer review process was developed. The NW SLI Programme Director and Chair of the SLI Board have worked with colleagues to update and agree the scope of peer challenges and key areas of focus. The process includes agreeing a schedule of meetings with key individuals and teams, including Councillors, senior managers, other Council staff, service users, carers and partners and a list of key documents for the peer challenge team to have access to before and during the 3 days on site review.